We Engage, Inspire, and Empower because learning and good nutrition go hand in hand!
Our team of School Nutrition professionals look forward to serving our students. We are dedicated to students' health, well-being, and their ability to learn. Good nutrition is an integral part of the students academic success. School Nutrition Services support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. Our mission is to provide students and staff nutritious, affordable and appealing meals consisting of a variety of healthy choices and served in a safe and sanitary environment.
School cafeterias are open daily for breakfast and lunch. In Catawba County we serve over 15,000 meals per day and our menus are developed with students in mind. Our students participate in product testing and food samplings to ensure that school menus are student centered.
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the United States Department of Agriculture Dietary Guidelines. Our program provides students with access to a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, quality and appealing foods that meet their health and nutrition needs. To learn more about the federal nutrition standards and School Nutrition Programs, please click here.
The following schools currently offer Universal Free Breakfast to all students for school year 2019-2020:
HM Arndt Middle School
Balls Creek Elementary School
Banoak Elementary School
Blackburn Elementary School
Bunker Hill High School
Catawba Rosenwald School
Catawba Elementary School
Claremont Elementary School
Clyde Campbell Elementary School
Lyle Creek Elementary School
Maiden Elementary School
Mountain View Elementary School
Oxford Elementary School
River Bend Middle School
Snow Creek Elementary
St. Stephens Elementary School
Startown Elementary School
Webb A Murray Elementary School
FREE AND REDUCED MEAL BENEFIT INFORMATION
You may apply for Free/Reduced meals online. Go to www.lunchapplication.com -- This is a safe and secure website. Paper applications will not longer be sent home with your child. If you have any questions, please contact your school cafeteria manager.
If your child was receiving meal benefits in a Catawba County School at the end of the 18-19 school year you will need to reapply by the following date to avoid a lapse in benefits:
Challenger students - September 17, 2019
All other students - October 7, 2019
If you do not reapply by the dates listed above you will be responsible for paying full price for your child's meals.