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DoDEA Americas  Schools participate in the federally assisted U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National School Lunch and National School Breakfast programs, School meals meet a variety of important nutrition goals and provide nutritionally balanced meals to children each school day.

Daily breakfast and lunch prices are listed in the sections below.  Please click on the Accounts and Payment tab above for information about prepaying for meals, policy on charging meals and returned checks.

Families who apply and are qualified receive free or reduced price meals.

  • See the DoDEA Americas Child Nutrition page for more information and to download the application for Free and Reduced Price Meal Benefits. 
  • Please notify the Child Nutrition Program if you have a child beginning school this year whose sibling was in the Free/Reduced Lunch Program last year.
  • Free/Reduced Lunch Applications for those children who were in the system last year must be renewed each year within the first thirty (30) calendar days of the school year. 

Farm to School Program Growing and Growing!

Camp Lejeune is procuring fresh garden produce harvested across the state through a partnership with the NC Department of Agriculture and the Department of Defense Merchandising Office. Through this program, students can look forward to North Carolina grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Through an initiative with the USDA, students will enjoy a variety of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables.

Meal Prices Full Price Reduced Price
Student Breakfast $1.45 $0.40
Student Lunch    
  • Grades PreK - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
$2.75

$2.85

$0.40

$0.40

Second Lunches

Only one lunch per child will be served at the advertised prices. Second lunches will be purchased at A La Carte prices.

A La Carte Items Price
Lunch Entrée $1.65
Milk $ .40
Fruit $ .65
Juice $ .45
Toast x2 $ .40 ($0.20 each)
Grilled Cheese $1.65
Yogurt $ .70
Cereal, Bowl $ .70
Breakfast Pizza/Bagel $1.05
Oatmeal/Grits $ .65
Pancakes/French Toast Sticks $ .80
Water (Leu Blu) 20 oz. $1.05
Water 8 oz. $ .80
Scrambled Eggs $ .80
Breakfast Muffins $ .65
Pop Tart (1 ct.) $ .55
Pop Tart (2 ct.) $ .85
Biscuit $ .40

A La Carte items cannot be purchased if there are outstanding charges on the student's account.

Dropped Tray: The student will be given another tray at no charge.

Adult Meal Pricing

Breakfast and lunch are offered to adults at the A La Carte prices.

Entrees that have 2 or more items will not be divided. Example: Soup and Sandwich will be $2.00 even if you do not want both.

Breakfast/Lunch Menus
2018 November Menus 9-12
2018 November Menus K-8

Additional Information

Welcome to Camp Lejeune School Nutrition Services,

Our mission is to provide your children  with Nutritious and appealing meals. Good Nutrition and learning goes hand in hand.  We are professionals that pride ourselves on providing meals that encourages healthy eating habits.  These eating habits leads to a healthier mind and body.  Our meals, foods, and beverages meet state and federal guidelines which are based on USDA Dietary Guidelines.  We strive to provide for all of their nutritious needs. This program is run by Clyde L. Thomas, Director and Patricia Bizzell, Associate Director.  We are fortunate to be staffed with highly professional individuals.  The cafeteria managers and staff both strive and exceeds the standards that are set forth before them. All of you, students, the parents and staff are our priority. Please feel free to contact us with your ideas, questions or concerns.  We look forward to hearing from you.  Our contact info is:

or

Phone: (910) 451-2447.

PreK Breakfast/Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are not part of the PreK school day. If you want your PreK student to eat at school, they must arrive in time to eat breakfast or lunch during the scheduled times before going to class.

CLDS Wellness Policy

DoDEA Schools operate under USDA guidelines and are nationally registered "Team Nutrition" Schools. A central menu is published every month and is available here and from your child's school.


Food Services Accounts and Payment

Camp Lejeune Child Nutrition Services operate on a nonprofit basis with the goal of providing quality nutrition and services to students and staff throughout the year.

Prepayment Program

Students may pay for their lunch and breakfast meals in advance. Weekly, biweekly or monthly payments will be accepted. 

You  may make payments:

  • Online through the K12PaymentCenter.com website.  Please be advised that any homeroom teacher listed on this site may not be an accurate homeroom assignment.  Principals and school staff are finalizing student placement and will follow normal procedures for notifying parents of accurate homeroom information.  For questions on this procedure please contact the school's front office.
  • Parent/Guardian visiting the school cafeteria or NC-CLDS Director of Child Nutrition's office
  • Send payment to school with your child in an envelope.  The front of the envelope should be labeled with: Student's Name, Teacher's Name, Amount Enclosed.

If a child is absent or brings a meal from home, credit is maintained for those days.

Checks

When writing checks for school meals:

  • Make checks payable to:  Child Nutrition Services
  • Write the child's name in the check's memo section.
  • If the check is written to pay for meals for more than one child, parents should also designate on the check what amount to place in each child's account. 

Returned Checks

In the event the parent pays in advance with a check on an account that has insufficient funds, the school will notify the parent by letter and phone call. A $25.00 service charge will be added to the check total. The parent/sponsor will make cash payment to the School Food Service Administrative Office. Further checks will be accepted if the delinquent check and service charge are paid within 30 days of parent notification.

Charging Meals

Charges are highly discouraged. Our charge policy is designed to assist the child who occasionally forgets to bring lunch money, or loses it. 

  • The maximum amount of allowable charges is $10.00.
  • Parents are highly encouraged to pre-pay for their child's school meals to avoid charges.
  • Parents can view their child's account and pay online at www.k12PaymentCenter.com.

K12PaymentCenter (formerly LunchPrepay.com) is a secure, easy and convenient way to apply funds directly to your student's account online. You can even check the account balance and keep an eye on what your student is buying! As an added convenience, parents can receive a Low Balance notification email alerting the parent that the student's account will need another payment applied soon.  www.K12PaymentCenter.com

K12 Payment Center Facts.  

  • Allows parents to track what their children are purchasing in the school cafeteria.  Website provides access to a 45-day history of what students are buying for breakfast and lunch.
  • Parents receive premium membership on a secure site to prepay for school meals, track history of food purchases, and have the assurance of knowing lunch money they send from home actually makes it to school.
  • If a child's account becomes low on funds parents receive low balance alerts by e-mail.
  • Using LunchPrepay.com removes the stress that comes with making sure children have money for lunch and ensures they are making good nutritional choices.
  • Parents need the students ID number to enroll a student in K12PaymentCenter.com.  Contact the Child Nutrition Department to obtain your students ID number.
  • There is a $1.95 charge per transaction. 

Free and Reduced Meals Program

Families who apply and are qualified receive free or reduced price meals.

  • Please notify the Child Nutrition Program if you have a child beginning school this year whose sibling was in the Free/Reduced Lunch Program last year.
  • Free/Reduced Lunch Applications for those children who were in the system last year must be renewed each year within the first thirty (30) calendar days of the school year. 
  • Parents only need to fill out one form per houshold, even if you have children in more than one school.

Free and Reduced Meals Application

Free and Reduced Meals Application

Free and Reduced Meals Application Instructions

Free and Reduced Meals Application (Spanish)

Free and Reduced Meals Application Instructions (Spanish)

To Apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals:

  1. Print the application. 
  2. Complete and sign the application.
  3. Mail application to:  Child Nutrition Services 855 Stone Street, Camp Lejeune, NC 28547