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NHCS Child Nutrition Department Announces Meal Pricing to Return to Normal

Starting November 1, 2018, meals provided through the New Hanover County Schools Child Nutrition Department will go back to the normal meal prices. All Meals have been provided free of charge to all students during the month of October by USDA’s National School Lunch Program. 

NHCS' Child Nutrition Department's meal pricing is as follows: 

Breakfast: Kindergarten -12th grade is $1.35, free if a student receives reduced-price meals. 
 Lunch: K-8th grade is $2.55 and Grades 9-12 is $2.60. The reduced price for K-12 lunch is 40 cents.
 All Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools will continue to receive breakfast and lunch at no cost.

Child Nutrition is currently accepting free and reduced meal applications if needed. Applications can be found at For more information please contact Imer Smith at 910-254-4212, or email