Office of School Nutrition

school meals matter

The N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Office of School Nutrition works with school and community partners to administer the Federally Assisted National School Breakfast and School Lunch Programs, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Special Milk Program, After School Snack Program, and Summer Nutrition Programs.   

School Nutrition...Making a Difference! & Guiding Principles

What's New on the SN Website?

5.01.2023 SFSP Waivers

4.25.2023 Procurement Decision Process Chart (rev APR 2023)

4.10.2023 NC Jr Chef Competition Results

3.15.2023  2022-2023 CEP Worksheets, Webinar PPT and Webinar Recording

3.06.2023  NC Jr Chef Competition Updates

3.03.2023  Income Eligibility Guidelines for SY 2023-2024

3.03.2023  Free & Reduced Household Applications for SY 2023-2024

3.02.2023  Chart of Accounts

3.01.2023  Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Application Information for SY 2023.2024

1.12.2023  Menu Templates (Feb 2023-Jul 2023)

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USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

   1.  mail:
        U.S. Department of Agriculture
        Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
        1400 Independence Avenue, SW
        Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

  2.  fax:
       (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3.  email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.