Child Nutrition Program


    2023-2024 Meal and A La Carte Prices


    Eating a healthy breakfast and lunch is important for staying healthy and feeling good.  Eating school meals is a great way for students to get the nutrition needed to focus and learn.  

    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. 

    Apply for FREE OR REDUCED MEAL Program
    by clicking


    View school menus by clicking here.

    Parents needing assistance with information in other languages, please contact the CNP office at 256-389-2638.  Translated resources are available to assist. 

    For the 23-24 school year, we are pleased to provide free meals for all pre-K -8th grade students attending Muscle Shoals City Schools.  We are able to do this through a special program through USDA called the Community Eligibility Program. 

    Students in 9th-12th grade do not qualify for this program at this time.  Therefore, parents will need to complete the free/reduced lunch form to receive free or reduced-price meals for breakfast and lunch.   To find out if your family is eligible for free or reduced-priced meals, complete the online application using the following link: MySchoolApps


    Paper copies of the Free and Reduced Meal Application form are available in the school office 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 cafeteria purchases.  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.  

    MySchoolBucks (MSB) 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 MySchoolBucks account and many parents use MSB to view their student's purchases. You may open an account to view purchases without making deposits.  Please note, there is a $2.00 charge when using MSB to deposit money into a student's meal account.  MySchoolBucks accounts may be set up for each student by going to: 

    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:

    Wellness Warriors Public Notice:  The MSCS Wellness Committee meets regularly and welcomes your input.   If interested in attending the next meeting, please contact the Child Nutrition Program office at 256-389-2638 for the date and time.     

    USDA Non-Discrimination Statement: 

    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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

    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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination 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: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.