Child Nutrition Program (CNP)

Free & Reduced Lunch Application

  FAQs about
Free & Reduced Meals
2015-2016 Lunch Cost
Student (full price): $2.35
Student (reduced): $ .40
Employee: $3.00
Adult visitor: $4.00
Child visitor: $3.00

Addison  |  Meek  |  Lynn
Student (full price): $1.25
Student (reduced): $ .30
Employee: $1.50
Adult visitor: $2.50
Child visitor: $2.00 

Special Event/Holiday Lunch:

Adult Visitors $5.00
Child Visitor $3.00


PayPAMS was designed to provide parents with a safe and convenient way to prepay for student's meals online. Parents can set up automatic payment plans, view balances and account history, and receive automated notification on balance status.

  Diet Prescription for Meals at School Form


Nutrition Standards for Foods
Any food sold in school must:

Be a “whole grain-rich” grain product; or
Have as the first ingredient a fruit, a vegetable, a dairy product or a protein food; or be a combination food that contains at least ¼ cup of fruit and/or vegetable; or Contain 10% of the Daily Value (DV) of one of the nutrients of public health concern in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (calcium, potassium, vitamin D, or dietary fiber)
Foods must also meet several nutrient requirements:
Calorie limits
Snack items: ≤ 200 calories
Entrée items: ≤ 350 calories
Sodium limits

Snack items: ≤ 230 mg
Entrée items: ≤ 480 mg
Fat limits

Total fat: ≤ 35% of calories
Saturated fat: ≤ 10% of calories
Trans fat: zero grams
Sugar limit ≤ 35% of weight from total sugars in foods

Accompaniments such as cream cheese, salad dressing and butter must be included in the nutrient profile as part of the food item sold. This helps control the amount of calories, fat, sugar and sodium added to foods.  

  Is Your Snack a Smart Snack?
Take the guesswork out of nutrition guidelines with the new Alliance Product Calculator for Smart Snacks! Simply enter the product information, answer a few questions, and determine whether your beverage, snack, side or entrée item meets the new USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines.

Snacking Tips for Parents
Plan ahead and buy healthy snacks when you shop. You will save money and make healthier choices than if you or your kids are buying snacks on the go.
Provide kids with choices and make those choices nutritious.
Pre-portion you child's snacks into small plastic bags to grab on the go.
Combine snacks from at least two food groups to pack more nutrients into your child's diet... it will be more filling and it will hold them over to the next meal.
And remember... space snacks far enough between meals so appetites are not spoiled! 

 Child Nutrition Program
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program which operates in public and non-profit private schools and residential child care institutions. The program provides nutritionally well-balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. This program was established under the NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT and was signed in 1946 by President Harry Truman.

The USDA's Schools/Child Nutrition (CN) Commodity Programs help American agricultural producers by providing cash re-imbursements for meals served in schools and also provides nutritious, USDA purchased foods for the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Important Note: Many Winston County families are being affected by the economy. If you have lost your job or your wages have been cut, please contact your school about applying for free or reduced price meals for your school age children. Parents may apply for these meals anytime their income changes during the school year.
If you know any family whose income has decreased since school began, please tell them to contact their school for an application.
For any other information you may call Danny Springer, CNP Director Winston County Schools, at 489-5018.

Students can expect benefits from healthier and more nutritious food in school. Thanks to the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, major improvements are being made across the country to transform school food and to promote better nutrition and reduce obesity. Read the letter to parents/guardians

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,
color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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