Child Nutrition (Food Service)

  • Meal distribution during NTI/2DL

    On Aug. 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that school districts may go back to using the national waiver for expanded meal service for children and families. Therefore:   

    • Free meals are available for anyone age 18 and younger.
    • Children do not have to be enrolled in Fayette County Public Schools.
    • Children do not have to be present for meals pick-up. 

    Meals are available at 50 school and community pick-up locations between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Mondays (two breakfasts and two lunches) and Wednesdays (three breakfasts and three lunches). The food bags can be picked up at any site regardless of student enrollment.    


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    Our district, through federally assisted meal programs, provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost, or free meals to students each school day. Children who are hungry find it hard to stay alert and participate in their classroom experiences, so we help close the readiness gap with a good breakfast before classes begin. We also plan school lunches that provide one-third of the recommended dietary allowances for school-age children. Menus include a daily variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, low-fat milk, and whole-grain products. Also, we've made changes in food specifications and preparation to lower fat, sodium, and sugar content.

    Web tip: The URL shortcut to this page is fcps.net/food 


    For employees:

    Forms and additional resources are under the Staff Channel.