As the Director of Child Nutrition, I would like to welcome your child to St. Charles Parish Public Schools and our breakfast and lunch programs. This year ALL students attending St. Charles Parish Public Schools can receive one FREE breakfast and one FREE lunch without having to complete a Free/Reduced price meal application. The entire district will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2022-23 school year.
Since good nutrition is so important for growing bodies and learning minds, we hope to encourage your child to take part in our breakfast and lunch programs on a regular basis. The Child Nutrition Department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals who are dedicated to each student’s well-being and their ability to learn.
We encourage students, parents, community members, and staff to check the monthly menus that are posted on the District’s website at: SCPPS Monthly Lunch Menu Page. Our menus offer a variety of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, low fat or reduced fat entrees, and low fat or skim milk choices. Our menus are designed to meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, as well as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations.
With the hopes of returning to some normalcy following the last couple of years, we plan to return to our Student Engagement Programs. The goal of these programs is collaborate with our students to make meals that they want to eat and that fit our nutritional requirements. These programs include:
- Student Focus and Taste Test Groups - students at all grade levels participate in taste tests as an opportunity to have their voices heard on select new menu items for the upcoming school year.
- The NEXT program provides 2nd grade students with an opportunity to learn about the meals they eat at school, tour their school’s kitchen, create a healthy snack, and learn about nutrition.
- The Culinary Cook Off is designed to engage the Culinary Arts students at the Satellite Center to create new recipes!
- Eat on the Beat is a partnership with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office which will provides on-duty officers an opportunity to eat lunch with our elementary students.
Parents please encourage your child to eat breakfast every day. This will improve not only their heath but also their classroom performance. We look forward to serving your child!!
Director of Child Nutrition
“Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!”