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Smart Snacks In School
USDA Dietary Guidelines

        Enjoy free breakfast and lunch during the entire 2021-2022  school year!         Come eat free "healthy and happy" meals, catered by Chartwells k12!

All eligible households are encouraged to submit the  Free/Reduced Meal Application at MySchoolApps, as this eligibility is tied to the P-EBT benefit.  All students will receive free breakfast and lunch regardless of the status of an application through USDA Seamless Summer Option (SSO).  If you have any questions, please contact DeeDee Hurt, School Nutrition Director at 228-864-1337. For information regarding the P-EBT BENEFIT, please refer to the block on the left side of this screen,  entitled Basics of P-EBT.  Also the eligibility guidelines for Reduced price meals  are listed below.

 Balanced nutrition through the breakfast and lunch programs contribute to student success in and out of the classroom.  Studies have demonstrated that school meals play an important role in supporting obesity prevention, overall student health and academic achievement by improving children's diets and combatting hunger.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Pop-up Discovery Kitchen at Long Beach Schools offers students a chance to taste fresh, seasonal and locally grown foods this month through taste tests at each cafeteria.  The discovery kitchen is just another way LBSD School Nutrition and its food and wellness partner Chartwells k12 are bringing nourishing food to life for the entire school community.


Discovery Kitchen & Seed to Table







Important Facts about School Meals:

School meals Have no more than 30% of calories from fat and less than 10% from saturated fat per week.

⋅ School meals meet 1/3 of the RDA for protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium and calories per week.

⋅ School meals offer a variety including pasta, salads, Southern favorites, ethnic dishes, fresh fruits and vegetables

  and many other kid-approved menu items.  You can leave the menu planning to us.

Why Eat School Meals?

Research indicates that school meals provide three times as many dairy products, twice as much fruit and seven times more vegetable amounts than lunches brought from home.  School meals were lower in fat, and provide more nutrients overall.