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Welcome to Child Nutrition:

The Mission for Child Nutrition is ~  To provide attractive and nutritious meals at an affordable price in a clean, friendly, and inviting environment for all students in New Hanover County Schools. 


The child nutrition department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to  students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong  nutrition.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet  the health and nutrition needs of students.

Meals will remain at no cost, for ALL children 18 years old & younger. 




The evolution of phone marketingPandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT ) updates as of Feb. 2021:

P-EBT is a collaboration between the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the NC Department of Public Instruction (NC-DPI). The P-EBT program helps families purchase food for children whose access to free or reduced-price meals at school has been impacted by COVID-19. Families do not need to apply for P-EBT. Eligible families will receive an additional benefit on their existing Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card or eligible families who do not have a card one will be in the mail soon. The mailing address is the address on record at the student's school. Families are encouraged to confirm this address is correct with their child's school. EBT Call center 1-866-719-0141. 

Families that received P-EBT previously and still have their P-EBT card, should have access to the benefits on that card. Families who no longer have their P-EBT card and need a new card can; 

1. Visit Click on "More Information" under EBT cardholder. You will be prompted to login and/or register your account.

2. Download the ebtEDGE mobile app. The app is available on Apple store and Google Play.

3. Call 1-866-622-7328 and follow the prompts to activate your card and select a PIN. 

Benefits will be issued retroactively in a month issuance starting in March as long as the child remains eligible. If you feel you qualify for free or reduced-price meals, complete the application above and email to

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2020-2021 Child Nutrition Newsletter 

Student Diet Order/English

Student Diet Order/Spanish

Health Inspections - Revised 2/16/2021

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