Child Nutrition Program

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Mission Statement
“We Serve Education Every Day”

The mission of the Mobile County Public School Systems Child Nutrition Program is to provide healthy and nutritious meals daily to all of the District’s students in accordance with all applicable guidelines.

Goals of Child Nutrition:

  • Serve nutritionally adequate, appealing and healthy meals
  • Help children grow socially and emotionally
  • Extend educational influences to the homes of school children
  • Improve children’s food habits with the ultimate goal of developing healthy adults
  • Comply with federal, state, and local requirements

What is CEP?
The Community Eligibility Program states that all enrolled students of the Mobile County Public School System are eligible to receive a healthy, reimbursable breakfast and lunch at school at no charge. No further action is required of you. Your students will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application. 

If a la carte items are selected, each student will be required to pay for the additional items at the food prices approved by our district’s board of education.
View the CEP New Release

Wellness Plan:
The Wellness Plan encompasses the recommendations for nutrition and exercise provided by the Alabama State Department of Education, USDA and Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. This plan helps to provide a school environment that models health promotion and takes action to combat the rising health risks in children.

View the MCPSS Wellness Plan

View the Triennial Wellness Assessment

Data Collection for School Meal Programs
MCPSS is required by federal regulation sot collect race and ethnicity data to determine how effective school meal programs are in reaching potentially eligible students.  Providing this data is voluntary and responses are kept confidential.  Responses also have no effect on a student's eligibility for meal programs.

Read the Full Memo from ALSDE

VIEW the Accommodating Special Dietary Needs in School Nutrition Programs


Student holding banana that says Good Job on choosing a healthy plate

All of our meals must meet the new USDA Nutrition Standards, which require the following:

  1. Fat free and 1% milk choices
  2. More whole grains
  3. Larger portions on fruit servings at breakfast and lunch
  4. Larger portions on vegetable servings and specific vegetable types that must be served (dark green, red/orange, beans/peas, etc.)
  5. Less portions of meat
  6. Age appropriate calorie limits
  7. Less sodium
  8. Less saturated fat

USDA Meal Requirements:
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

A healthy lunch consists of five components:

  • Milk
  • Fruit
  • Vegetable
  • Grain
  • Protein
Grains:  Choose whole grains

Protein:  Choose lean meats, low-fat cheese, yogurt, peanut butter, beans, and eggs

Dairy (Milk): Choose Fat-Free or Low-Fat milk

Fruits: Varieties offered daily

Vegetables: Varieties Offered Daily

Eat Smart!  Make choices from all five food groups daily!  Students are REQUIRED to choose 3 of the 5 components with at least 1 fruit or vegetable to make a lunch.
Meal Prices & Worthless Check Policy
Summer Feeding Program

When school is out, meals are in. The MCPSS Child Nutrition Department offers one of the largest summer feeding programs in the state of Alabama. Meals are provided to all children 18 years and under at no cost. Registration is not required to receive meals.

Summer Feeding Meal Patterns

Smart Snacks & Requirements for Special Diets

Sharing Table
Check out the new “Sharing Table” in Allentown Elementary school's cafeteria! Many students come to school hungry or without snacks and this is not only a fantastic way to keep their bellies full, it’s also a great way to decrease the amount of food that is wasted daily. Thank you Jessica Rae Sanders and Karen Kimbrell Smith for setting up this wonderful project!
Alligator with sign stating Sharing Table. No items from home can be placed on the Sharing Table, only items from the cafeteria. Unopened items only: Cheese sticks, yogurt, fruit in a container, crackers, cereal bars, chips, juice, whole fruits with an inedible peel: Oranges, bananas.  For Students only.
Allentown Sharing Table with the  Fruit, Juice, Milk, and Snacks containers for students to place items in.
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Child Nutrition Program Contacts:
Ms. Caroll L. McQueenFood Services Director 251-221-4374
Amanda ReyerCNP Specialist251-221-4374
Peggy SavellCNP Specialist251-221-4374
Felecia AdamsOperations Supervisor 251-221-4374
Harolyn Ezell Computer Support251-221-4374
Briana BellCNP Clerk251-221-4374
Diane Hammac CNP Clerk251-221-4374


"This institution is an equal opportunity provider."

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement