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The Child Nutrition Program is a nonprofit, self supporting program that receives its funding from the federal government and the price students pay to purchase a meal. Meal prices are based on the actual cost of preparing and serving the meals and maintaining equipment. An on-site Manager is present at each school. They receive support from the central office staff, including a Director, Supervisors, a Bookkeeper, and an Applications and Procurement Specialist.

The goal of the Child Nutrition Program is to promote good nutrition while offering food that is appealing and wholesome. Henderson County Public Schools lunch menus provide a minimum of 30% of the calories and nutrients children need to promote growth and healthy weight while keeping the total fat content at less than 35% average over a week.

Families who cannot afford to purchase their child’s meals may apply for the Federal Child Nutrition Free/Reduced School breakfast and lunch program, which allows financially eligible students to receive free or reduced price meals any day they attend school.

View the Free and Reduced Meal Policy for 2017-18

For Summer Food Service Program Volunteer information, please visit ‘Quick Links’

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination  against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the  USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form. You can also find it at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Director, Office of Adjudication
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

You may also send by fax at (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.