Brunswick County Schools
Child Nutrition Department
The Child Nutrition Department is here to ease your mind about breakfast and lunch for your children. On a daily basis, we provide healthy and tasty "kid-approved" meals to students in Brunswick County Schools. Menus are planned to meet or exceed the requirements of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 and the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Healthy Americans with a focus on whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
We hope your children have a healthy and successful year. To support good health and the academic success of all children attending Brunswick County Schools, we participate in the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast program, the After School Snack Program and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. These programs are regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture and are administered by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
There is a strong link between nutrition and cognitive development
- We can play a role in helping students develop healthy eating habits
- It helps us keep meal costs as low as possible for students
- We can help parents/guardians who have too many demands on their time and/or money
Our Child Nutrition Program is subsidized by federal funds from the US Department of Agriculture. We receive reimbursement for the meals served to children enrolled in Brunswick County Schools. Meals served to students who are eligible for Free and Reduced Meals receive the highest rate of reimbursement. A lower rate is received for each meal served to a reduced-price eligible student. A still lower rate is paid for each meal served to students who pay full price. No reimbursement is received for adult meals.
Another source of income is the money paid by students who must pay full or reduced price for meals, a la carte sales and adults or visitors who purchase their meals. Our goal is to have our per plate cost no higher than our per plate revenue.
How You Can Help
We work very hard to keep prices down and provide a good value to our customers. Here are a few ways you can help.
- Apply for Free or Reduced Meals for your child
- Encourage your child to eat Breakfast and Lunch at school
- If your child must pay full or reduced price, be sure their account is up to date
- Join your child for lunch!
ID NUMBERS are assigned to all students when enrolling in school for the first time. This number will be used to identify your child throughout their school career. You may hear this number referred to as a "Power School" number or school ID number. This is the very same number we use in the school cafeteria to track a student's meals. Please assist your child in learning his or her number to help keep the cafeteria lines moving.
Be aware that your child's lunch benefits from the previous year will expire on October 11,2017. Please fill out a current lunch application for the 2017 to 2018 school year. You can apply online as well at www.lunchapplication.com or click on the lunch application logo below to be taken directly to website.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.