Department of Defense Education Activity

Pacific Student Meals Program

About the Student Meal Program

The Student Meal Program (SMP) follows U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines and regulations and our purpose 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 SMP is operated by a School Food Authority (SFA) and is responsible for following USDA regulations, guidelines, and requirements. 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. Additionally, in certain areas the school lunch program is run by the Navy Exchange (NEX) or Marine Corps Community Service (MCCS) . Each District in the Pacific (South, East, and West), can provide more information on eligibility for the program.

The Department of Defense Participates in the National School Lunch Program. This program is a federally subsidized program and your dependents may be eligible to receive free or reduced priced meals. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals if your household income falls at or below the limits on the chart below (Note: Housing Allowances and COLA is NOT considered income in overseas areas).

All parents need to apply/re-apply each school year for the Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program.

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

  • 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 if the benefit is to continue into the new school year.


Student Lunch Prices

  Full Price Reduced Price
Grades Pre K - 5 $3.25 $0.40
Grades 6 – 12 $3.50  $0.40


Student Breakfast Prices

These schools will offer breakfast for students:

Korea: Osan MHS, Osan ES, Daegu ES, Daegu MHS, Humphreys ES Central, Humphreys ES West, Humphreys MS, Humphreys HS

Okinawa: Ryukyu MS, Kadena ES, Kadena HS, Bob Hope Primary

Japan: Zama MHS, Joan K. Mendel ES

Breakfast Prices Full Price Reduced Price
Grades Pre K - 12 $1.75 $0.30


Please visit your schools website to learn which organization is providing the local support for your Student Meal Program.

Pacific Region School

The Exchange: Okinawa, Korea, Japan Schools

The Exchange supports these communities on mainland Japan: 
Camp Zama Schools, Misawa AB Schools, Yokota AB Schools.

The School Meal Program (SMP) for our Okinawa, Korea, and many of our schools in mainland Japan are managed by The Exchange. For more information on menus, payment options, pricing, or nutrition visit The Exchange Lunch Program website:

Free and Reduced-Price meals are available to students who qualify under Federal Guidelines are also available. Please click on the appropriate link on The Exchange web page to complete the required Free & Reduced Meal Program online application which needs to be completed each school year.

If there are any questions contact the AAFES Pacific Administrator:


Phone: 81-98-970-6380.


The Navy Exchange: Japan, Guam Schools

The Navy Exchange supports these communities on mainland Japan: 
NAF Atsugi, CFA Yokosuka, CFA Sasebo.

The SMP for these schools in the Japan District and Guam are managed by the Navy Exchange on behalf of DoDEA. Please find information about meal prices, menus, and more at:


MCCS: Iwakuni schools:

  • The MCCS supports these schools: Perry ES, Iwakuni IS, Iwakuni MS, Perry HS

The SMP for these schools in the Japan District is managed by MCCS Iwakuni. Please find information about meal prices, menus, and more by contacting the person referenced below. The Free and Reduced Meal Application can also be found in the link below here.

If there are any questions, please contact the School Lunch Program Manager:

  • Email: 
  • Phone: (DSN) 253-6735 or 011-81-827-79-6735


School Meal Program

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DSN: 644-5792 (DSN)

US: 011-81-98-953-5792

Local: 098-953-5792