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Child Nutrition Program

The goal of the Child Nutrition Program is to serve high quality, low cost, nutritious meals to all students and staff in the most efficient way possible.
Sixty employees in 11 schools serve nearly 95,000 lunches and almost 61,000 breakfasts each month. The School Breakfast Program, Alternative Breakfast Programs, School Lunch Program, After School Snack Program, Dinner Meal Program, the Department of Defense Fruit and Vegetable Program and contract meals are all handled by this department.
Through the Community Eligibility Provision, all students at Emily C. Watkins Elementary, LaPlace Elementary, West St. CEP flyerJohn Elementary, Garyville-Mt. Airy Math and Science Magnet School, East St. John Elementary, Lake Pontchartrain Elementary, Fifth Ward Elementary, East St. John High, West St. John High, John L. Ory and the St. John STEM Magnet High School Program receive meals free of charge.
Parents , guardians , and adult visitors may pay their meals at the cafeteria point of service or  online at My School Bucks.
Students at our elementary schools some options for both breakfast and lunch, while high school students can choose from home-style meals, sandwiches, entree salads or pizza.
Healthy options for students include skim milk, 1 percent flavored and unflavored milk, low - fat salad dressings, low-fat entrees and meals, fat-free gravies, fresh and chilled fruit, whole grains, smart snacks, low-fat cheese and entree salads. Meals are  prepared without any frying.
Each of our schools undergoes two state health inspections each year and our employees are trained yearly in Food Service Safety, Sanitation and how to handle the Civil Rights of others.
Our district is still incorporating Smarter Lunchrooms into our schools. This movement reinforces healthy eating and encourages children to choose nutritious foods by creating an environment that promotes healthy choices.                                                                        


Thank you,  

Terry C. Charles, MS, RD, LDN   


Child Nutrition Supervisor
Terry C. Charles, MS,RD,LDN
Field Manager
Michelle Guidry
Child Nutrition Clerk
Troyla Keller


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(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;


(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or


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