The Student Meal Program (SMP) was established by a Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Defense (DoD) in 1980. Its purpose, as directed by the USDA regulations and guidelines is to provide wholesome, nutritious meals to children daily. DoDEA schools serve over seven million meals annually in the United States and overseas.
In the Pacific, the Program is operated by a School Food Authority (SFA) and is responsible for following the USDA regulations, guidelines and requirements of the SMP. While not the only SFA in the Pacific, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (The Exchange) is the largest provider of student meals on military installations. The Exchange also provides Free and Reduced-Price meals to students who qualify under Federal Guidelines. Additional, in certain areas the school lunch program is run by the Navy Exchange (NEX), Marine Corps Community Service (MCCS) and Prestige Foods. Each District in the Pacific (Okinawa, Japan, Korea), including Guam, can provide more information on eligibility for the program.
As of 10 OCTOBER 2014
Dear Parents and Sponsors: The K12 Payment Center program offers parents and guardians a quick and easy way to monitor and manage students' lunch accounts. The K12 Payment Center includes a low balance notification feature! This feature allows you to see your student’s meal account balance at any time and provides automated notifications via email and/or text when your student’s meal account balance falls below an amount you choose.
To activate the low balance notification, please complete the following steps:
Please see our attached user guide and FAQs for additional information.
Additionally, the Free and Reduced Price Meals Program was restored on 1 Oct. 2014 for eligible families. The application for Free/Reduced Price Meals and Instructions for our DoDEA Guam District schools are now available online. Applications are also available at the main office of your school. You may hand deliver your application to the front office of the District Superintendent's Office (Bldg 100, USNH) or to any DoDEA Guam District school.
Steven Bloom, Ph.D.
Superintendent, DoDEA Guam District
Guam,Andersen ES,Andersen MS,McCool ES/MS,Guam HS
Some school lunch programs in Japan, Korea and Okinawa districts are managed by The Exchange.
School Lunch Menus are located on the Exchange School Lunch Program web page.
Pacific Administrator Takaki Tokeshi
For more information on payment options pricing or nutrition visit The Exchange Lunch Program website listed above.
The Student Meal Program is administered by the Navy Exchange on the behalf of DoDEA. Please find information about meal prices, menus, free and reduced applications, and more at www.mynavyexchange.com/smp.
If additional information is needed please contact your installation School Liaison Officer.
POC: Cassandra Brown
Food Court General Manager
MCCS Cross Roads Mall
MCAS Iwakuni, JAPAN