LUNCH/MEALS (OCS Policy 6200, 6225, 6230)
Onslow County Schools provides nutritious breakfast and lunch meals designed to meet the USDA federal guidelines and nutrition standards for school meals. These guidelines limit the amount of fat, sodium, and sugar in meal selections and encourage increased consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grain products, and calcium rich foods. Well-balanced breakfasts and lunches contribute to the success in the classroom and students’ academic performance. Menus are available on the Onslow County Schools website at www.onslow.k12.nc.us and in local media.
Meal prices are $1.25 for breakfast and are $2.25 for lunch. Reduced price breakfast is provided at no cost and reduced lunch cost is $ .40. Supplemental a la carte items that meet the Smart Snack guidelines are available for additional purchase. Parents/Guardians may request restrictions for students with a written note sent to the cafeteria. Students in grades K-8 with no money will be fed and charged for a meal only. No a la carte itemswill be charged. Families are responsible for all meal costs for food eaten by the student until the new meal application has been approved and any charges accrued until that approval. A parent/guardian may request a copy of their student’s account. For any information, contact the school cafeteria manager at _______________.
Payment for purchases in the cafeteria may be made by cash or check to the school cafeteria. Please do not send money to the school office. Other methods of payment are debit/credit card online at www.k12paymentcenter.com .
Meal applications for free or reduced meals can be found online at www.lunchapplication.com. This is the quickest method. Only one application per household should be completed. Return meal applications to the school cafeteria or the school nutrition central office. If you do not receive notification for all (each individual child) students in the household, please notify the school nutrition central office immediately.