Eating a healthy breakfast and lunch - meals packed with plenty of good nutrition - is an important lifestyle habit for staying healthy and feeling good. Eating school meals is a great way for students to get the nutrients they need to stay alert in school and build strong bodies and minds. We are committed to helping students make healthy food choices and being physically active throughout the day. Our hope is for all students to develop lifelong practices that will prevent obesity and chronic diseases.
School cafeterias offer a variety of nutritious foods at a reasonable meal price. For healthy meals each day, encourage your child to eat school breakfast and lunch. Free and reduced price meals are available for students who qualify. Forms to apply for free or reduced price meals are available at each school and on this website under "Parent Information". Parents needing applications in other languages, click here.
Each student is assigned a cafeteria meal account where parents may pre-pay for school meals. Please send checks or cash to school in an envelope with your student's name and "cafeteria or lunchroom" written on the envelope and check.
PayPams is our on-line cafeteria payment program where parents may deposit money in their student's meal account using their debit or charge card. There is no fee to open a PayPams account and many parents use PayPams to view what their student is purchasing in the cafeteria. You may open an account to view purchases without making deposits. Please note, there is a $1.95 charge when using PayPams to deposit money into a student's meal account. PayPams accounts may be set up for each student by going to: www.paypams.com .
Summer feeding programs are available in Northwest Alabama. USDA serves more than 200 million free meals to low-income children, ages 18 years and under, at approved Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sites. To find a location near you, go to: www.BREAKforaPLATE.com
Thank you for your child's participation in the breakfast and lunch programs. We need continued support to make these programs better for all MSCS students.
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