All elementary, middle, K-8 and 7-12 schools in the district will provide nutritious meals to every child in pilot schools, free of charge, regardless of household income level. Families at selected schools will no longer have to worry with forms nor ensuring a student’s lunch account is replenished. Instead, every child will be served two meals each day, which adhere to current U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for well-balanced meals.
“We know all too well the essential role healthy meals play in student learning,” said Dr. Lamar Goree, Superintendent of Caddo Schools. “The benefits of moving to this pilot open the door for our district to provide nutritious meals to all students in our pilot schools without a perceived stigma which can oftentimes be associated with a free or reduced lunch process. For our families, it eases their school days by removing the burden of filling out applications or keeping up with how much money may be in a student lunch account at any given time. For our students, it provides the critical fuel each child needs to succeed in the classroom and more time to eat their meals. We see this as a pivotal opportunity to improve the lives of thousands of children across our great parish.”
Adult Lunches: $4.15
For more information, please click here to visit the Caddo Schools Child Nutrition Program page.