Child Nutrition Services
photo collage of Food Services and children

Contact Child Nutrition services: (910) 451-2447 or email

April 2014 K-8 Menu (pdf) | April 2014 High School Menu (pdf)


Hello parents and staff of CLDS! My name is Clyde Thomas and I am the Director of Child Nutrition for Camp Lejeune Dependents Schools. I have the priviledge of providing for the nutritional needs of your wonderful children. I am fortunate enough to have an experienced and exceptional staff that will assist me in my mission to provide the best nutrition program possible. I will make it my mission to provide outstanding service to children, parents and staff. If I can be of assistance or if there are any concerns, please feel free to contact me at the number or email link listed above.

For your convenience, the CLDS Free and Reduced Lunch application is available by clicking here.

Step 1 - Print the application; Step 2 - Complete and sign the application; Step 3 - Mail the application to: Child Nutrition Services 855 Stone Street Camp Lejeune, NC 28547

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This web link would allow the public to go to this web site and view any recall that has been published a large majority of these recall notices will not affect schools.

NC District Schools Wellness Policy

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   The Camp Lejeune Dependents Schools Child Nutrition Services serves high quality, nutritious meals each school day. Students may buy lunch for $2.45 (Preschool - 5) and $2.55 (6 - 12) (reduced is $.40), and breakfast for $1.25 (reduced is $.30).

CLDS Child Nutrition Services operate on a nonprofit basis with the goal of providing quality nutrition and services to students and staff throughout the year. Charges are highly discouraged. Our charge policy is designed to assist the child who occasionally forgets to bring lunch money, or loses it. The maximum amount of allowable charges is $10.00. Parentsare highly encouraged to pre-pay for their child’s school meals to avoid charges. Parents can view their child’s account and pay online at We hope that you will find using a cenvenient and easy way to prepay for school lunches.

When writing checks for school meals, parents are encouraged to write the child's name on the check. If the check is written to pay for meals for more than one child, parents should also designate on the check what amount to place in each child's account. A refund of prepaid funds will only be made when a child withdraws from CLDS and a written request by the child's parent is made. We hope that you will find this system a convenient and easy way to prepay for school meals!

Children from families whose income falls within U.S. Department of Agriculture income eligibility guidelines may be eligible for either free meals or reduced-price meals at .40 for lunch and .30 for breakfast.

Applications for free or reduced-price meals are available at each school office or the Child Nutrition Office. Families need to complete only one application per household. Completed applications may be returned to any school for processing by the CLDS Child Nutrition Office. If you need help with the application, contact Child Nutrition Services at 910-451-2447. (Child Nutrition Services' fax number is 910-451-2446)

Yummmm!  Images of CLDS food!

CLDS operates under USDA guidelines and are nationally registered "Team Nutrition" Schools. All schools feature a variety of nutritious foods on a daily basis. A central menu is published every other month and is available online and from your child's school.

Individual school managers often feature additional choices to complement the central menu. All schools offer a variety of 'a la carte' items that are available on a daily basis. All adult lunch items are a la carte.

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Image of CLDS students having fun eating lunch!

Farm to School Program Growing & Growing!

Camp Lejeune Schools is procuring fresh garden produce harvested across the state through a partnership with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Defense Merchandising Office. Through this program, students can look forward to North Carolina grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Through an initiative with the USDA, students will enjoy a variety of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables.

CLDS Summer Food Services Program:  Images of children enjoying summer meals

The CLDS Summer Child Nutrition Services Program was established as an act of Congress with the belief that nutritious meals should not end when school vacation begins. The program is primarily directed toward children in needy areas, however, nutritious meals served may benefit all children in an approved geographical area regardless of a family's economic status.

All meals served to children 18 years of age and younger are FREE! Adults accompanying children may purchase lunch items a la carte.

All lunches served to children during this program are free, however, children may purchase extras of menu items or select from a variety of a la carte items. Some of the items that may be available for sale include fresh fruits, bottled water, juices, extra milk, tea, fruit drinks, sports drinks, and ice cream!

The Summer Food Services Program has operated aboard Camp Lejeune since 1989 and provides meals to more than 600 children each day during the six-week long program!

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender (male or female), age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free 866.632.9992 (Voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800.877.8339; or 800.845.6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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