The Navy Exchange Service Command School Meal Program operates the DoD Student Meal Program (SMP) in 10 OCONUS locations: Naples, Sigonella, Rota, Bahrain, Yokosuka, Atsugi, Ikego, Sasebo, Hario and Guantanamo Bay. The SMP offers meals, on a break-even basis, in accordance with USDA nutrition standards. Whole grains, lean proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables, and low-fat milk are offered on a daily basis. The mission of the NEX Student Meal Program is to provide delicious and nutritious meals to students.
The school year is quickly approaching and it's time to apply for your child's student meal account! Instructions for the Titan Family Portal can be found attached and via the SMP webpage. Please be sure to select DoDEA (Alexandria, VA) for our district. All students MUST apply for a student meal account regardless of FARM eligibility. Student meal account balances can be replenished online once your student’s account has been created.
Please note that the law that allowed all student meal fees to be waived for SY 2019/2020 and SY 2020/2021 expired on 30 June 2022. All students will be required to pay for school lunch beginning on the first day of SY 2022/2023. If your student was approved for Free OR Reduced meals during the 2019/2022 school year, their eligibility status will carry over for ONLY the first 30 days of school. It is highly encouraged for all families to apply for the Free and Reduced Meal (FARM) Program. Those families who are ineligible will be required to pay for the full meal cost. DVS students and Homeschool Students enrolled and receiving auxiliary support services at our schools are also eligible for the School Meal Program and FARM.
FARM applications are now processed in the online Titan Family Portal. Eligibility for free and reduced-price meals is based on household size and income. When determining household income, each spouse’s income is included. However, military pay for the overseas cost of living adjustment, overseas housing allowance, hazardous duty pay and combat pay is EXCLUDED from total income. Families in our schools are evaluated for eligibility in the FARM program using the Alaska Income Eligibility Rate.
Standard Meal prices for SY 2022/2023 are as follows (prices listed in USD):
|Lunch||A la Carte|
|Full Price (Grades K-5) $3.50||Adult Breakfast $4.00|
|Full Price (Grades 6-12) $3.75||Adult Lunch $7.00|
|Reduced Price $0.40||Lunch Plus Add'l. Entree $2.25|
|Sure Start $0 or FREE||Extra Fruit/Veggie $1.00|
|Extra Milk $2.00|
Visit SMP webpage for more information, to set up your student’s meal account, apply for FARM, view updated menus throughout the school year and FAQ's.
Apply for a Student Lunch Account!
Families can apply for a student lunch account at Titan School Solutions upon registering their child at school. You will need (1) the student ID number and (2) the exact spelling of the child's name used for school registration. NOTE: the District is DoDEA - Navy Exchange (Alexandria, Virginia)
Apply for Free & Reduced Meals
Families can apply for free and reduced-price student meals at Titan School Solutions and select Apply for Meals Today. Applications must be resubmitted each year.
The NEX operates the Student Meal Program (SMP). Information about the program, including FAQs, menus, meal prices, student lunch accounts, and free and reduced meals.
Please direct any questions, issues or concerns to the School Liaison and/or the NEX SMP Contact listed below. Thank you!