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Nutrition Services

Children eat a school lunch

The Nelson County Schools Nutrition Services participates in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. Our Cafe Leaders serve more than 4,000 balanced meals to our students each day. All meals are nutritionally balanced and adhere to the federal nutrition regulations set forth by the USDA. 

Meal prices

Student Meals
Reduced: 30 cents | Full: $1.35

Reduced: 40 cents | Full: $2.50 

Adult Meals
Breakfast: $2.85 | Lunch: $4.75 

Additional Breakfast Entree: $1.25 
Additional Lunch Entree: $1.50 

Nutrition Services links

My School Bucks Log in to My School Bucks, which makes school payments easy. Pay anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone or computer.

School Menus A listing of every school's menu for the week.

Free & Reduced Lunch ApplicationLink to the federal form that is required for a family to qualify for free or reduced lunch prices.

Lunch Refund RequestPlease complete this form to submit a request for a lunch account refund. This process can take up to 4 weeks. Refunds are issued via check and will be mailed to the address you provide on the form.

Meal Accommodation / Special Diet FormForm is to be completed when modifications and/or changes to the School Cafe menu are recommended for a student with a chronic medical condition

Meal Account Transfer Form This form is to authorize moving funds from one student account to another, within the same household. 

Request to limit to Ala CarteParents/guardians have the option to limit their child from using meal account funds to make additional a la carte purchases, thereby reserving those funds to be used specifically for the offered meal of that serving period.

School meals revert to normal pricing for 2022-23

Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, the Pandemic Waivers that enabled us to serve meals at no cost have expired. Therefore, we will be reverting back to traditional/normal operations, where meals will be charged according to student eligibility (paid, reduced, free).

Additionally, students attending a Community Eligibility Provision school will not have to pay for breakfast and/or lunch meals.

In Nelson County Schools, all middle and elementary schools retained their CEP status for 2022-23. However, both high schools no longer qualify for CEP, and therefore some students will be required to pay for their meals.

CEP Info

Families Links

Nutrition Services Contacts

Michelle Ball
Director of Nutrition Services
Central Office
288 Wildcat Lane
Bardstown, KY 40004
(502) 349-7000 ext. 2327
Nutrition Services Community Lead
Nelson County Schools

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