Clinton Schools will see a meal price increase for 2015-16 - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Clinton Schools will see a meal price increase for 2015-16

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
CLINTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

To keep its child nutrition program in the black, the Clinton Public School District is increasing meal prices.

CPSD's child nutrition program is governed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Districts are required to charge students and adults an amount that covers the cost of producing meals. This requirement stems from the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 for schools participating in the National School Breakfast and Lunch programs.

As the cost of food, supplies and labor continues to rise, the cost increase has become necessary for the 2015-16 school year.

Effective this fall:

  • Student lunches – increasing from $2.50 to $2.65 per meal
  • Student breakfast – increasing from $1.75 to $1.90 per meal
  • Adult/teacher lunch – increasing from $3.25 to $3.40 per meal
  • Adult/teacher breakfast – increasing from $2 to $2.15 per meal

The lunch cost includes an entrée, bread, servings of fruit and vegetables, and a beverage.

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