School Nutrition

FruitsThe food services offered in all public schools in Norfolk are among the best in the country. Students are offered a choice of nutritionally balanced lunches and breakfasts that incorporate the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Lunch prices are set at amazingly low prices - $1.70 for elementary school students, $1.85 for middle and high school students. Breakfast is priced at $.90. Elementary milk is $.50 per half-pint carton. Middle and High schools offer eight-ounce bottles for $.60. Meals may be purchased weekly or monthly in your child's school.

All meals served must meet patterns established by the United States Department of Agriculture. A selection of foods will be available for sale as separate items in all schools. If a child has been determined by a doctor to be disabled and the disability prevents the child from eating the regular school meals, schools will make any substitutions prescribed by the doctor. If a substitution is prescribed, there will be no extra charge for the meal. If your child needs substitutions because of a disability, please get in touch with your child's school for further information.

GrapesIf you receive SNAP or Virginia Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for your child, that child is eligible to receive free meals. If your total household income is the same or less than the amounts on the Income Chart, your child is eligible to receive free meals. A foster child who is the legal responsibility of the courts is eligible to receive free meals regardless of your income.

To qualify for free or reduced price meals for your child, you must complete an application and return it to the School Nutrition Application Office, 974 Bellmore Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23504. Be sure to complete the entire application. We are unable to approve incomplete applications.

For an application as well as further instructions to help you apply, please click on one of the following:




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In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or retaliation. If you require this information in alternative format (Braille, large print, audiotape) contact the USDA TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice or TDD). To file a complaint alleging discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992. TDD users can contact USDA through local relay or the Federal relay at (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (relay voice users). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.