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August 14, 2013

As Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) prepare to open their doors for the 2013-2014 school year on Monday (August 19th), the district’s Nutrition Services Department would like to share some of its latest information.

Lunch prices remain the same. Elementary school students continue to pay $2; secondary students $2.25, and adults $3. Students whose families qualify to receive meals at a free or reduced price will be served meals at no charge.  Menus follow the USDA nutrition guidelines of the new Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.  The lunch menu provides healthy choices including lean protein, whole grains, a variety of fruits and vegetables, and low fat or fat free milk.  Breakfast will be served at no charge to all enrolled students.  Adult breakfast is $1.50.  Research shows, and teachers agree, that students who eat breakfast are more attentive, learn better and have fewer behavior issues.

Free and reduced-priced meal applications can be obtained at your child’s school on the first day of classes.  An online version of the application is also available by visiting the district website at, then clicking on Free & Reduced Meals under the Quick Links menu on the left of the screen, and clicking the red “Apply Online” button.  Applications submitted electronically will be processed within 48 hours.

Parents may also visit and make secure online prepayments to meal accounts, view student balances, and transaction history. Once an account is established, parents will receive e-mail notifications when a student’s meal account balance runs low. 

To learn more or for assistance with meal applications, please contact the Nutrition Services Department at 377-0297 or via email at

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