Fort Knox Food Services
The Food and Nutrition Services Department for Fort Knox Schools, through participation in the USDA National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, strives to provide a service to actively address and meet the needs l of all our students. The department maintains compliance with all USDA rules, regulations and goals in each aspect of its operation. School menus are planned to maintain compliance with USDA and to include a variety of new and favorite food products. Issues affecting students are always approached with sensitivity and caution including but not limited to food allergies and sensitivity.
Students will be offered a large variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, foods made from Whole Grain, and low fat cheese/milk products. This initiative is in recognition of the Healthy Hunger Free kid's act of 2010.
Full Price Student at High School
Full Price Student PK to 8th Grade
Reduced Price Student
A' la carte items
A' la carte items are available for purchase at all Schools. These purchases can be made with cash only at the elementary schools. At the Middle School and High School these purchase can be made with cash or charged to the students meal account (only when the account has available funds). Parents who do not want their children to purchase a' la carte items or receive breakfast and lunch meals will need to provide the cafeteria manager/cashier a signed letter removing their child/children from those who are allowed to make a' la carte purchases or receive meals from the cafeteria.
Food Service PoliciesCompetitive Foods Regulation
Selling food items to students in competition with the school breakfast or lunch program is prohibited on school campus during the school day until 30 minutes after the last lunch is done serving.
Local Wellness Policy – DoDEA America’s Schools believe that children and youth who begin each day as healthy individuals can learn more and learn better and are more likely to complete their formal education.
Meal Charge Policy
- Sponsors/Parent are notified by email or by reminder letter sent with your child/ren when the child has a low or negative balance.
- Sponsors are strongly encouraged to occasionally check their student's accounts to prevent accumulating a negative balance.
- Failure to receive notification does not excuse the Sponsor of his/her responsibility to maintain a positive balance for their students account. Please keep contact information up to date at the schools (to include e-mail address, phone numbers and home address).
- Students are allowed to charge up to 7 meals on their accounts. After 7 charged meals, sponsors will be notified via email and phone calls.
- Payments must be made to satisfy these accounts within 7 working days of notification. If the request for payment is ignored, a Wage Garnishment will be initiated through the Military Pay Center. A $50.00 processing fee for each student account will be added to the amount owed.
- Adults are not allowed to charge at any time.
- Upon receipt of the first returned check, a $50 service charge will be added to the amount of the check written, and the returned check must be paid in cash and picked up in the Food and Nutrition Services Office. If a second check is returned, all check-writing privileges are suspended for six months. Should a wage garnishment need to be filed to redeem a returned check, check-writing privileges are suspended indefinitely.
- Refunds are available at the schools for a limited amount only. If your child will receive a larger refund, they must be requested filling out a Refund Request Form.
- Please complete the form and return to the school or to the Food Service Department of Central Office (281 Fayette Ave. Bldg 4553, Fort Knox , KY)
Any questions or concerns may be directed to the Food Services Department.