Beth Morris, Director of School Nutrition
Phone: (434) 515-5060
All schools in the division will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as implemented under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Enrolled students will be provided a nutritious meal for breakfast and lunch each day at no charge to the household. Households will not be required to submit a meal application form to receive meals at no charge.
As a partner in education, the Lynchburg City Schools School Nutrition Program contributes to student achievement and encourages a lifetime of healthy eating by providing each student meals that are nutritious, appealing, and served by caring professionals in a pleasant environment.
School Meal Accounts
The LCS School Nutrition Program has moved to SchoolCafe for meal accounts. Go to the SchoolCafe website or download the free app today to make payments to your cafeteria account and access all school meal information. Please contact the School Nutrition Office at (434) 515-5060 if you have questions regarding SchoolCafe.
Meal Charge Policy
All students have access to a nutritious breakfast and lunch each school day. No student will ever be denied a school meal. It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to make sure that a student has adequate funds to pay for school meals. School Board Policy EFZ outlines the division's procedures for handling student meal debt.
National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) are designed to promote the health and well-being of children by providing nutritious meals and support their learning abilities. As a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, there have been many changes to the NSLP and SBP. Regulatory changes include updated nutrition standards for school meals. The cornerstone of the new standards is the new meal patterns, which include more servings of fruit and whole grains, a wider variety of vegetables, and low-fat and fat free milk.
Studies have documented measurable advantage to students who eat a nutritious breakfast and lunch. Those advantages include better attendance, less discipline problems, better grades, and improved reading levels. Those students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are also eligible for a free or reduced price breakfast. Each meal, by government regulation, must contain certain nutritional components which provide a part of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) recommended by the Institute of Medicine Council.
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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.