RCS Child Nutrition Program
The Rockingham County Schools School Nutrition Program is dedicated to serving all students nutritious, well-balanced meals in support of academic success. On our website you will find school menus, meal prices, “no cost” meal information, menu item nutrition facts, meal payment options, contact information, and nutrition education resources!
The program is funded under the National School Lunch Program. The United States Department of Agriculture administers federal laws regulating the food program through the regional office and by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Visit http://www.choosemyplate.org to find information about school meals as well as activities for children.
For more information on rules and regulations concerning competitive foods in North Carolina Public Schools please go to the following link.
School Nutrition Services Office
Phone: 336-627-2651 ~ Fax: 336-627-2653
School Nutrition Director
School Nutrition Supervisor
Free & Reduced Coordinator
Commodity Food Warehouse Manager
Community Eligibility Provision
The Community Eligibility Provision program will be in place for the 2018-2019 school year for the following 7 schools:
Moss St. Partnership School Elementary
South End Elementary
The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) provides an alternative approach for offering school meals to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools in low income areas, instead of collecting individual applications for free and reduced price meals.
The CEP allows schools that predominantly serve low-income children to offer no cost, nutritious school meals to all students through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. The CEP uses information from other programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Temporary Assistance Program for Needy Families (TANF) instead of traditional paper applications.
Special Needs & Allergies
Message to Parents of Students with Food Allergies or Special Dietary Needs
This section assists parents or guardians with children who have special dietary needs. If your child has been identified as having a disability and has special dietary needs, changes can be made to your child’s school breakfast and/or lunch at no extra charge with the proper written medical statement from your physician. Contact your child's school nurse for the form or click below for a copy of the form.
Health & Wellness Policies
In 2005, the North Carolina State Board of Education passed the Healthy Active Children Policy. The State Board recently updated the policy to reduce obesity and address hunger. The policy includes the following:
Local education agencies (LEAs) should establish a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) of school, community and health representatives, families and students. SHACs should oversee the Healthy Active Children Policy, Local Wellness Policy (LWP) and coordinated school health.
LEAs should have a LWP that includes goals for nutrition education and promotion, physical activity, and other activities to promote student wellness.
K-8 schools should offer 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Elementary schools should move toward 150 minutes/week of physical education and middle school 225 minutes/week of health education with certified teachers.
Recess and physical activity should not be taken away as a form of punishment.
LEAs should have guidelines for all foods and beverages on campus, offer healthy food/beverage options for students, limit marketing to only healthy foods/beverages, offer nutrition education and choose options other than food to reward students.
LEAs should evaluate progress, complete annual reports, and share the results.
Visit www.ncpublicshhools.org for more info.
The board recognizes the importance of students maintaining physical health and proper nutrition in order to take advantage of educational opportunities. The board further recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to a student’s physical well-being, growth, development and readiness to learn. The board is committed to providing a school environment that promotes student wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education and regular physical activity as part of the total learning experience.
For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their sub-recipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:
School Meals (previously Lunch Prepay)
Payment System for School Meals: k12paymentcenter.com
Balance and meal history information are available for Premium account holders. If you are a Premium account holder, and your student hasn't made a purchase in the cafeteria in a while, the account will go dormant, generally after about 30 days. Once they make a purchase again it will "reactivate" and you will be able to see everything. The money/balance is still there, it's just not showing up on K12PaymentCenter due to inactivity. The school child nutrition office should be able to verify that the funds are still there.
Alternatively, if you are just registering, it may take several hours for our system to synch with the school district. Once this has completed, you will see balance and history.
If you have a LunchPrepay.com account, simply login with your current username and password. If you are new, register today!
Our online payment system is a secure, easy and convenient way to apply funds directly to your student's account.
Benefits of a Basic Account
Quick and easy payment system for your student’s meals
Deposit to multiple students’ accounts with one single payment
Recurring payments can be set for monthly or weekly deposits
Step-by-step registration is easy and account management is simple and intuitive
Secure payment processing
Your information is confidential – we do not sell your information to anyone!
Access online payments
$1.95 fee per transaction for any payment amount under $100. 2.99% fee on any payment over $100.
Additional benefits of a Premium Account
See your student’s meal account balance any time
Automated notifications via email and text when your student’s meal account balance falls below an amount you determine
See 120 days of meals and fees purchased and payments made, so you know where your money is being spent.
Begin Managing Your Account Online Today!
To learn more visit k12PaymentCenter.com.
Remember, if you already had an account, simply log in with your current username and password.
To register for a new account, you will need your student’s district student ID#. If you do not have this number you may obtain it from your student’s school.
Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch online
Download a Paper Copy of the Free and Reduced Lunch Application
Current School Menus
Free and Reduced Lunch Application
*Menus are subject to change without notice due to inclement weather and/or food supply.
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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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: How to File a Complaint, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Below are the current meal prices.