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Nutritional Services

Welcome to the Nutritional Services Page!
We are happy to serve your child, providing the nourishment they need to succeed in school!

Jan Williams, SNS
Nutritional Services Director

Our Mission:
Empower Students by supporting their education through healthy meal options. Engage our Community through partnerships that assist us in ensuring all students, regardless of economic abilities, have access to Healthy Meals. This creates Endless Possibilities for our students, staff and community!


Check out the U.S Department of Agriculture's Information about this school year.

Free Meals No Longer Available

Parents, we have enjoyed serving all of our students breakfast and lunch at no cost this year, but current guidance from USDA does not allow us to serve free meals to all students in the 2022-2023 school year.

Importance of Free and Reduced Meal Forms

You are encouraged to fill out the free and reduced meal application for your family. Any free or reduced meal application completed in the 2021-2022 school year that is given free or reduced eligibility will carry over into the 2022-2023 school year for the first 30 days of school or until a new application is processed (whichever occurs first).

Important things to know for the Upcoming 22-23 School Year!

 - We will continue to serve breakfast to all children at No Charge, regardless of eligibility! Families who qualify for free and reduced meals in the 2022-2023 school year will receive lunch at no cost. A free and reduced meal application is required or direct certification. A new application must be completed after July 1, 2022.

- Lunch prices for the 2022-2023 school year:

Free & Reduced Qualifying: NO CHARGE

  • K-2 - $2.50
  • 3-5 - $2.75
  • 6-8 - $3.00
  • 9-12 - $3.25

- The Meal Charge Policy will be reenacted. See the Nutritional Services web page for details on our policy.

- Keep your eye out for a summer mailing that includes a meal application and other important cafeteria information.

- We will continue to serve high-quality, nutrient-dense meals that students enjoy. The Nutrition Services Department is a solely funded entity that only receives revenue from meals served. When students and parents choose to participate in breakfast and lunch from school, it is the equivalent of supporting a local business. We greatly appreciate your support.


5 reasons to fill out forms
How to put money on your child’s account:
You may send in a check or cash with your child that will be deposited into their personal meal account. Please consider putting enough money in to cover two weeks or the month, or as much as you wish to put in. The money will stay in your child’s account until they use it, and will follow them as they change buildings. They will access their accounts via a unique pin number.

Additionally, our Point of Sale system is set-up to take credit/debit cards and electronic checks via PaySchools Central found at and can be quickly accessed by clicking on the PaySchools Central button on the right. Simply set up an account for your child(ren) using their PIN (student ID) number. This system will allow you to view purchases, add money to their account, schedule automatic payments and send you email reminders of your child’s account balance if you wish. This is the same system you would use to make School Fee Payments as well. Please put at least $25.00 in your child’s account to minimize transaction fees. You do not have to pay online to view your child’s account.  Click on the "PaySchools Central" link on the right for more information or you can call their Hot Line at 1-877-393-6628.  

Staff Training
Louisville City School District participates in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Our staff of Kitchen Managers, Cooks and Food Service Workers have been trained in ServSafe Food Handling guidelines, as well as COVID-19 related trainings that were done over the school closure at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. These COVID-19 training were specific to understanding the virus, transmission and the implications in food service and the best practices to prevent cross-contact and cross-contamination. Our staff is highly trained and dedicated to ensuring food safety protocols and the safety of all students and staff (our customers) is maintained. Each of our kitchens has two to six team members who have had additional training and have been Certified in Food Protection through the Ohio Department of Health.


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.