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Child Nutrition Overview

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) Child Nutrition Program (CNP) provides nutritious, appetizing and affordable meals to students and staff. CNP administrators believe that good nutrition is the key to learning and that every student has the right to be served a nutritious breakfast and lunch at the low price. These meals should be served in a clean, safe and pleasant environment.

CNP employees serve 55,000 meals daily. Schools with an after-school program that includes a tutorial component may also apply for the Supper Program that provides students with a light meal right after the school day ends. Fifteen schools participate in USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Each student is offered one lunch and one breakfast free of charge under a USDA program called Community Eligibility Provision. Students may purchase additional food items at a minimal cost or an extra meal at the adult price.

Students who eat school meals will receive meals that emphasize the importance of healthy eating habits and portion control to help maintain a healthy body weight. Studies show that students should eat breakfast daily to help boost concentration levels.

Meal Prices

  • Student Breakfast: one free meal each day
  • Student Lunch: one free meal each day
  • Extra milk: $1.00
  • Adult prices: $3.00 for breakfast and $4.40 for lunch

Below is the digital link to the LaCHIP Lunch Flyers for the 2020-2021 school year.

LaChip Lunch Flyer – English
LaChip Lunch Flyer – Spanish

Lunch menus are printed in the local newspaper, announced on the local television during the early morning shows, and posted in all school cafeterias.

School meals in this district follow the recommended Dietary Guidelines for Americans and offer healthy choices to students. EBR has made menus healthier by adding more fruits, vegetables and whole grain rich foods to the menus. A variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grain rich products are offered to students daily and students may choose skim, low-fat, or fat free flavored milk with each meal. EBR makes food that kids like to eat, healthier.

Student Meal Modifications:  For students needing meal modifications, submit a signed prescription or statement from a medical authority licensed to write prescriptions in the state of Louisiana to the cafeteria manager at your child’s school or contact the East Baton Rouge Parish School System Child Nutrition Office at 225-226-3612 for assistance.

The EBR Child Nutrition Department uses ESS (Education Solutions Services) to hire and manage its CNP substitute program.  To become a CNP substitute with ESS, please click on the link below to apply.  A representative from ESS will contact you for an interview once you submit your initial application online.

What is happening in EBr?

The Child Nutrition Program serves nutritious, appetizing, and affordable meals to EBR students. The administration believes that good nutrition is the key to learning and every child has the right to a nutritious breakfast and lunch at the lowest possible price.

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, disability, age, 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:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(202) 690-7442; or


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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