Welcome to the Child Nutrition Department's Home Page
The Child Nutrition Department is responsible for the nutritional well-being of our students, which includes the East Brunswick Board of Education’s participation in the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program. We plan and prepare food that is not only nutritious but also appetizing and in compliance with all federal and state regulations and policies. Every school day, our dedicated staff serves approximately 4,000 meals.
The USDA Child Nutrition Waivers which allowed the school district to offer breakfast and lunch meals at no cost to students has expired. As a result, effective September 1, 2022, the cost for all meals will be based on meal status (Free, Reduced and Paid)
Families must still fill out the Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals to receive district discounts related to clubs/activities, athletics, field trips, inclusive preschool program, and before/after care programs. An official notice of the child's eligibility will be sent to parents through parent access. Provisions are made for appeals in cases of disagreement. Verification of the applicant's eligibility may be required.
March Menus*For nutritional information regarding our schools' menu items please click here. (website not supported by Internet Explorer)*To learn how to navigate through the nutrition information website please click here.The Key to Your Child’s Success: A Well-Balanced Breakfast! Letter from Child Nutrition
Letter to Parent (English) Letter to Parent (Spanish)
Application Instructions (English) Application Instructions (Spanish)
Sharing Information (English) Sharing Information (Spanish)
Non-Discrimination Statement (English and Spanish)Prepayment Information
Please click here for meal payment information
Please click here to review the policy
In the event a student chooses to purchase a la carte snack items, he or she must have a positive fund balance on their meal account or pay with cash.
In order for a breakfast or lunch to qualify as a reimbursable meal, your child must take a fruit, 100% 4 oz fruit juice or a vegetable.
Meal Account Balance Information
Student Meal Account Balances are managed in accordance with Board of Education Regulation 8500, Part F, which requires that all meal account balances remaining at fiscal year end be carried over for use during the next school year.
The parent/guardian of any student who permanently leaves the district may request in writing that 1) the student’s account be closed and any remaining funds be refunded, or 2) the funds be transferred to another sibling’s account. All requests must include the student’s identification number and be received by the Child Nutrition Department no later than June 30 of the year in which the student leaves the district in order to be honored.
Written requests may be forwarded to “East Brunswick Public Schools, Child Nutrition Department, POS Refund, 760 Route 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816” or via email to email@example.com.
Funds will be disbursed in accordance with the district’s bill list schedule.
The East Brunswick Public School District does not participate in the Summer Feeding Program. For your convenience, please click on the following link to find the closest location.
Michael Capobianco, Food Service Director
Catherine Rowe-McKenzie, Food Service Coordinator