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.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the State of New Jersey has extended their program that provides breakfast and lunch meals at no cost to all students, regardless of meal status, for the 2021/2022 school year.
January 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 NutritionFree and Reduced Meal Applications are now available through Parent Access in the “Forms Library”
Families must still fill out the Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals to determine eligibility for P-EBT benefits and 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.Prepayment Information
Please click here for meal payment information
East Brunswick Charge Meal Policy
As a result of all students being deemed eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch meals, the charge meal policy is not applicable for the 2021-2022 school year.
In the event a student chooses to purchase a la carte snack items, he or she must have a positve 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.Contact Information
Michael Capobianco, Food Service Director
Cathy Rowe-McKenzie, Administrative Assistant