The school provides free and reduced price breakfast and lunch for children served under the National School Lunch Program. The office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. Reduced-price for breakfast is $.30 and for lunch is $.40.
Students not qualifying for free or reduced price meals under the guidelines may purchase breakfast for $1.50 and lunch for $2.75.
Students may also bring their lunch. No refrigerators or microwaves are available, so lunches need to be packed accordingly. Plastic ice packs will keep things cold, and a thermos will keep soup or other foods warm until lunch.
State statistics reveal that 37% of school children in Arkansas are overweight, and 20% of those are obese. Childhood weight problems can lead to diabetes, heart disease, and other lifetime illnesses.
In an effort to maintain the health of our students, we do not allow sodas, chips, or any kind of sweets (cakes, cookies, candy bars, etc.) for meals or snacks. There are many healthy alternatives such as fruits and vegetables, yogurt, pudding, jello, and juice or milk.