Child Nutrition

**For the 2022-2023 School Year Mitchell County Students breakfast and lunch will be based on Free, Reduced and Paid meal applications.

**You must fill out a new free and reduced meal application each year**

The primary objective of the Child Nutrition Program is to make available to every student a nutritious, well-prepared and attractive breakfast & lunch every day. A complete breakfast is offered every morning in all elementary, middle schools, and high school. Universal FREE breakfast is available at no cost to K-8 students.

Lunch consists of: 2 oz. meat or meat alternate, 2 (1/2 c.) servings vegetable &/or fruit, 1 serving of bread or bread alternate, and 1/2 pint milk. Under the "Offer vs. Serve provision of the National School Lunch Program, the student may decline two of the items offered. However the price of the meal remains the same. If any student takes only one or two of the meal components, he must pay for these at posted prices (this includes those students who qualify for free or reduced price meals.) According to the new federal meal requirements, Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 a student Must select 1 Fruit or Vegetable + 2 more components for a reimbursable meal.

Menus may be changed because of problems with deliveries, product availability or weather. Cafeteria managers will notify students in advance of changes if possible.

Students wishing to pay for meals in advance may do so at any time in the cafeteria manager's office or online by clicking here and you can fill out a free and reduced meal application online at same login.

Universal Free Breakfast K-8th


Breakfast Paid Breakfast- 9-13th


Reduced Breakfast- K-12th


Adult Breakfast

A la Carte

Lunch Paid Lunch-Grades K-5


Paid Lunch-Grades 6-12 Regular Meal


Paid Lunch- Mega Meal


Reduced Lunch - K-12th


Adult Lunch-Regular Meal

A la Carte

Adult Lunch-Mega Meal

A la Carte

Additional items, seconds, or snacks will be charged a la carte pricing.**

School Nutrition Bids

Mitchell County Schools will accept weekly price quotes for fresh fruits and vegetables for delivery to all Mitchell County Schools for the 2022-2023 school year, which will begin on Monday, August 22, 2022. Please direct all responses and inquiries to:

Heather Calhoun, School Nutrition Director

72 Ledger School Road

Bakersville, NC 28705

(828) 766-2220, Ext. 2240

Email Heather Calhoun

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement for Child Nutrition Programs

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form(link is external), from any USDA office, by calling 866-632-9992 or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:


U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

Fax:833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442; or

Email: USDA Program Intake(link is external)

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.

La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al 202-720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al 800-877-8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual

puede obtenerse en línea en: is external), de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al

866-632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:


U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or


833-256-1665 o 202-690-7442; o

correo electrónico: sends e-mail)

Esta entidad es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades.