Child Nutrition Program

Welcome to the Child Nutrition Program of Monroe City Schools. We are so excited for a brand new school year. The district has 19 school cafeterias that serve our students daily.

All of Monroe City Schools participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. We also participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in 14 of our schools. All of MCSB students eat free for breakfast and lunch regardless of income. This is known as the Communities Eligibility Program and has been in effect since 2014-2015.

Our menus offer a variety of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and low fat or reduced fat meals. Each day there is a choice of low fat or skim milk. All of our menus must meet USDA guidelines and regulations. Most of our breads are made from scratch as is a lot of our entrée’s.

Monroe City Schools is committed to protecting and enhancing children’s health. This is the second year for our Louisiana Healthy Schools Communities Project. The schools involved this year are Carroll High, Carroll Jr., Barkdull Faulk, Sallie Humble, MLK, Shelling and Lee Jr. High.

As your Child Nutrition Program Director, I encourage all parents have your children start each day with breakfast. Eating breakfast before starting school can be linked to your student’s increased concentration, increased energy and better test scores.

We look forward to serving our students each and every day.



The primary objective of the child nutrition program is to make available to every student a nutritious, well-prepared and attractive lunch every day. A complete breakfast is offered every morning from 7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. at all schools. Service times will vary according to each school's operational hours.

The Child Nutrition Department operates 19 cafeteria sites and serves approximately 6700 lunches and 4,000 breakfasts each day. The meals provided are in compliance with USDA Regulations and meet the school meal initiative requirement. All meals meet the standards as provided in federal, state, and local laws and/or rules and regulations. We are now following the Meal Pattern. Menu patterns are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and amounts of sugar, sodium and fat are controlled.

Monroe City School Community Eligibility Provision Media Release


Non-Discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Information regarding Monroe City School's Child Nutrition Program:

Monroe City Analysis and Trends Report

Monroe City Schools Wellness Policy

And Justice For All

GAA, Equal Employment Opportunity

School Health Advisory Council Guidebook

Smart Snacks Guide

Meal Prices


No Cost for Students Only
$2.45 for Faculty and Staff
$2.75 for Visitors


No Cost for Students Only
$3.65 for Faculty and Staff
$4.00 for Visitors

Parents are encouraged to eat a meal when visiting the schools. The meal pattern for lunch is: one serving of meat, one of bread, one of fruit, one of vegetable and one of milk.

Special Diets

Any changes to the regular school meal for medical or special dietary reasons must be appropriately documented. Either a physician's statement or a diet prescription that includes what necessary diet changes or modifications are to be made is required to modify the student's meal pattern. This information shall be kept in the cafeteria manager's office and the SFA central office. Statements from parents stating a student's allergy to milk or other items will not be accept

April Temple, Child Nutrition Program Supervisor, x3069

Child Nutrition Program and Supply Issues

Please view this video from the School Nutrition Association concerning the current supply issues and how they affect the Child Nutrition Program.  To view the video, please click on the image below.




If your child has specific diet needs, this form MUST be filled out, signed by a physician, and returned to April Temple, Child Nutrition Program Director.  The form can be returned to the office at 2103 Roselawn Avenue or faxed to 318-325-6137.  This form must be updated and submitted each school year!

Diet Prescription Form

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