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    We Serve Education Daily!

    The mission of the Lauderdale County Child Nutrition Program, an integral component of your child's education, is to provide a variety of healthy food items and nutrition education to empower your students to make wise choices.

    Free and Reduced School Meal Application:

    Applications for Free or Reduced School Meals are included with student handouts to be distributed at the beginning of the school year. Additionally, applications may be accessed online at the MySchoolApps site. These may be filled out and turned in to your child's school or at the County Office. You may also access the Application for Free or Reduced School Meals under "Forms." 

    School Meal Costs for the 2023-2024 School Year

    The costs of meals in schools are as follows:

    • Breakfast prices
      • Offered and available at no cost to all students
      • Employees and visitors -- $2.85
    • Lunch prices
      • Offered and available at no cost to all students
      • Employee lunch is $4.35
      • Child visitor lunch is $4.50
      • Adult visitor lunch is $4.50
    • Students will be responsible for purchasing any extra items outside of the meal provided. 
    • Extra Milk $0.50

    USDA Lunch Meal Pattern

    Lauderdale County CNP follows a lunch meal pattern as regulated by the USDA. The following lists a breakdown of the lunch meal pattern:

    • 2 oz minimum (9th-12th) and 1 oz minimum (K-8th) meat/meat alternate daily
    • 2 oz minimum (9th-12th) and 1 oz minimum (K-8th) equivalent grain daily
    • 1 cup minimum (9th-12th) and 1 cup minimum (K-8th) of vegetable daily
    • 1 cup minimum (9th-12th) and 1 cup minimum (K-8th) of fruit daily
    • 1 cup milk daily for all grades (milk choices vary according to availability at school)
    • Daily Calories for Lunch:
    • K-5th -550 to 650 calories
    • 6th-8th -600 to 700 calories
    • 9th-12th -750 to 850 calories

    Non-Discrimination Policy

    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
    2. fax:
      (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    3. email:


    This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.


    Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data

    To meet this requirement, School Meal Program sponsors must notify applicants and participants that (1) the purpose for collecting race and ethnicity data is to determine how effectively School Meal Programs are reaching potentially eligible students, (2) the provision of this data is voluntary, (3) responses are kept confidential, and (4) responses have no effect on eligibility. Notifications must be posted on local School Food Authority or school websites no later than October 1, 2023, in a language and format that applicants and participants can understand.

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