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Nutrition Services/School Lunch/Menus

Nutrition Services at Charlottesville City Schools

An Award-Winning Commitment to Fresh, Local, and Healthy Meals

Children eating healthy foods.
Fresh fruit, vegetables, and chicken soup on the menu.

Charlottesville City Schools strives to serve fresh, local, healthy, and tasty meals to our students, supplying breakfast and lunch as well as a snack for our after-school programs.

To learn more and see menus, visit our dedicated school nutrition web site.

Our policy about school meals and snacks (JHCH) establishes that students with an unpaid balance will be allowed to make meal choices from the posted school menu.

School-wide Free Meals Ending

The federal waiver allowing all students to receive free meals ends in June 2022, so we will be returning to our pre-pandemic routines that require families to apply for free/reduced meals.

During the summer, free meals will be provided at school to students enrolled in our summer school program.

The 2022-23 application for free/reduced meals will be posted online this summer. Students at Buford, Clark, Jackson-Via, Johnson, and Walker will not need to apply since those schools qualify for school-wide free meals through the USDA’s Community Eligibility Program.

2021-22 Applications for Free/Reduced Meals


On the nutrition web site,  you will find: