Child Nutrition Services


A nutritionally adequate, moderately priced breakfast and lunch are provided in every Johnston County School to enable students to take full advantage of the educational process. Hungry children have been shown to exhibit behavioral changes which may limit their response to learning opportunities.

You may now use our online service to post payments on your student's breakfast and lunch account.  Please use the link below to access this online service:

Students may choose from a wide selection of food items. A monthly calendar of menus is sent home to parents of K-5 children and is posted in all classrooms. At lunch "Offer versus Serve" allows students to select 3, 4, or 5 food items at the regular meal price. At breakfast, students may select 3 or 4 food items. Nutritious supplemental items such as extra milk or menu items, snacks and ice cream are also provided for those children who want to purchase additional foods.

Breakfast for Grades K-12: $1.35
Lunch for Grades K-8: $2.15
Lunch for Grades 9-12: $2.30

To apply for a free or reduced priced meal, parents must complete an application which is sent home to all parents on the first day of school. Children from families whose income falls below federal eligibility guidelines are approved for free or reduced priced meals. An application may be completed at any time during the school year. Child Nutrition Services has implemented nutrition education to help children foster good food habits and to teach the relationship between nutrition and health. When requested, nutrition activities are provided for classes by central office child nutrition staff and managers.



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