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Nutrition Requirements:
Our staff serves foods that comply with the USDA Dietary Guidelines and North Carolina Nutrition Standards. This requires that meals be reduced in salt, sugar, saturated fat, trans free, and high in fiber. We diligently strive to improve the community's future eating patterns by shaping the eating habits of today's students who are tomorrow's adults.

For a reimbursable meal:
Each student is offered at least the following for breakfast:
1 oz. of grain and 1 oz. of protein or 2 oz. of grain, 4 oz. of fruit and 100% fruit juice, and 8 oz. of low-fat or skim milk. Students must choose 3 out of the 4 items to be counted as a complete meal.

Each student is offered at least the following for lunch:
A minimum of 2 oz. of protein, 1 oz. of grain with 8 oz. in a week, 1/2 cup fruit, 1/2 cup vegetable, and 8 oz. of low-fat or skim milk. Students must choose 3 out of the 5 items must be counted as a complete meal and must have a fruit and/or vegetable on their plate.

*The School Nutrition Program offers UNLIMITED Fruits and Vegetables during lunch for all students*

 

 

Student Pricing:

All students enrolled at Cherokee Central Schools receives one free breakfast and lunch everyday. 

 

Teacher, Staff and Guest Pricing:

All items offered on the serving line are priced a la carte.

               Item                      Price

Breakfast Entree $1.00
Lunch Entree $1.50
PB&J & Ham & Cheese $1.50
Boxed Salad $3.50
Big Daddy's Pizza $2.00
Fruit/Vegetable $.50
Breakfast Meat $.50
Lunch Meat $1.00
Grain $.50
Cereal $.50
Oatmeal Bar $.50
Cereal Bar $.50
Muffin, 2 oz $1.00
Poptart, 2oz $1.00
Milk $.50
Juice, 4oz $.50
Juice, 6 oz $.75
Tea/Coffee $.75
Yogurt, 4oz $.60
Yogurt, 8 oz $1.00
Cheese, slice $.25
Snacks $.50
Ice Cream $1.00

 

Snacks and Ice cream 
Snacks are offered Monday-Thursday.  Ice cream is offered on Fridays.  All foods available in the district's school day will be offered to students with consideration for promoting student health, reducing childhood obesity, providing a variety of nutritional meals and promoting life-long healthy eating habits.

 

Daily Dose of Nutrition in Many Ways!
 
Breakfast Times and Places:
Breakfast is offered in all three school cafeterias from 7:30am-8:00am
Pre-K Classrooms enjoys breakfast in the classroom from 7:30-8:30am
Kindergarten and STARS Classrooms enjoy breakfast in the cafeteria from 8:00-8:30am
Grab n Go Breakfasts are served outside of the High School Front Office from 7:30-8:15am
 
Lunch Times and Offerings:
Elementary School
Pre-K: 10:30-11am
Kindergarten: 10:40-11:10
First: 11:11:40
Second: 11:15-12:00
Third: 12:20-12:55
Fourth: 12:10-12:40
Fifth: 12:05-12:35
*Everyday elementary school students have a choice of the entree item featured on the school menu or their choice of PB&J Sandwich with Cheese Stick or Ham and Cheese Sandwich*
 
Middle School
A Lunch-11:20-11:50
B Lunch-11:52-12:20
*Everyday middle school students have a choice of the entree item featured on the school menu or PB&J Sandwich with Cheese Stick on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Ham and Cheese Sandwich on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, Grilled Chicken and Chef Salad Daily or a slice of Pepperoni Pizza. 
 
High School
A Lunch-11:10-11:40
B Lunch-11:45-12:15
C Lunch-12:45-1:15
*Everyday high school students have a choice of the entree item featured on the school menu or PB&J Sandwich with Cheese Stick on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Ham and Cheese Sandwich on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, Salad Bar or a slice of Pepperoni Pizza. 
 

 

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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html 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: intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.