Parent Info

2021-2022 School Year

Dear Parents:

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!

Under waivers provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), all students will receive FREE breakfast, lunch and afterschool meals! As a result, for the 2021-22 school year Nutrition Services will not require meal applications or payments.

Healthy for Life is our commitment to create healthier environments and communities, by providing comprehensive nutrition and wellness education. This year we will continue to expand the program with more freshly prepared meals, fresh vegetables and fruit, to better serve our students and their families; and this year as part of this expansion, we have updated the program design to better reflect the sophisticated tastes of today's students.


We realize eating breakfast at school helps children learn.  Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast at the start of their school day are more focused on learning.

Our students will have the option of a cold or hot breakfast:

  • Cold Options:  Trix, Coco Puffs, and Cinnamon Crunch bars. We will also provide an assortment of Pop Tarts and cereals.
  • Hot Options:  Hot breakfast will consist of eggs, chicken biscuits, funnel cakes, waffles, pancakes, etc. Students will also have the option of selecting a vegetable, fruit, juice, and a milk choice.


For your students, we offer a variety of meal choices with one goal in mind: to provide outstanding service and high quality, "student-friendly", meals that meet or exceed the latest federal and state requirements.  Our School menus are designed to ensure that students receive a balanced meal, consisting of foods from all major food groups in the right proportions to meet calorie and other nutrient needs. The products and the cooking methods we use conserve food quality and nutrients, while limiting the addition of fats.  So, although you may see popular items like hamburgers, pizza and chicken smackers on our menus, be assured that your child's school meal selections contain healthy grains and are lower in fat and salt than what you find in grocery stores or restaurants.

We will also be offering some different foods that your child may not have tried before: Pork Shoulder Grillades & Grits, Chicken n’ Dumplings, Orange Glazed Chicken, Sweet Potatoes and LSU purple rice, just to name a few; so please encourage your child(ren) to try these items. They just might become a new favorite! 

We appreciate your support and we are proud to serve you.  For more information about our menus and programs, please visit our website at  To learn more about healthy school meals visit or

We hope that you and your child(ren) have a great year! Please feel free to call our office with any questions or comments.


Lynda Carville

CNP Director

Non Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact the responsible State or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online, at, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632- 9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture

         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

         1400 Independence Avenue, SW

         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442;

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Online Meal Payment System 


Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Child Nutrition Program is excited to announce our online payment system MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check.

You can also view recent purchases, check balances, and set-up low balance alerts for FREE!

MySchoolBucks provides:

  • Convenience - Available 24/7 on the web or with the Mobile App for your iPhone, Android or Windows phone!
  • Efficiency - Make payments for all your students, even if they attend different schools within the district. Eliminate the need for your students to take money to school.
  • Control - Set low balance alerts, view account activity, recurring/automatic payments & more!
  • Flexibility - Make payments using credit/debit cards and electronic checks.
  • Security – MySchoolBucks adheres to the highest security standards, including PCI and CISP.

Enrollment is easy!

1. Go to and register for a free account.

2. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to activate your account.

3. Add your student(s) using:

School District: Diocese of Baton Rouge Child Nutrition Program

School Name: The Diocesan School Your Child Attends

Student Info: Name, DOB AND/OR Student ID # (Optional)

4. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check. A program fee of $2.49 will apply. You will have the opportunity to review payment/ fees and cancel if you choose, before you are charged.

If you have any questions, contact MySchoolBucks directly:

Thank you,

Lynda Carville, CNP Supervisor


2021-2022 Free/Reduced Priced Meal Info



Child Nutrition Afterschool Meals (Supper) Program

The Child Nutrition Program will continue the Afterschool Meals (Supper) Program at participating schools.

The Afterschool Meals (Supper) Program is a component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) that offers Federal funding to afterschool programs that serve a meal or snack to children through the age of 18.

In order to qualify, the program must provide educational or enrichment activities in an organized, structured, and supervised environment. Although there are no specific requirements for the types of educational and enrichment activities that a program can offer, examples include, but are not limited to, arts and crafts, homework assistance, life skills, remedial education, organized fitness activities, etc.

All programs that participate in the afterschool supper program must report the total number of meals and snacks served to eligible children based on daily attendance rosters or sign-in sheets. These records must be kept for three years.

For more information, please click here.


Extra Sales:

If your child participates daily or brings a bag lunch, he/she may purchase individual servings (Extra Sales) instead of, or in addition to, the meal offered as part of the National School Lunch Program; as long as your child has money in his/her meal account.

All students can purchase the following Extra Sales items: an extra entrée, extra salad, extra vegetables, extra fruit, extra roll, extra milk, Ice cream, cookies, fruit juice, bottled water, etc.

Additional information regarding the Extra Sales program:

  • Students cannot charge Extra Sale items.
  • Additional money will need to be deposited into your child’s account (this includes students that were approved for free or reduced meals).
  • Students will be allowed to purchase Extra Sale items unless the parent submits the Extra Sales NON-PARTICIPATION FORM stating that they do not want their child/children to purchase Extra Sales. This form must be submitted to the café manager at your child’s school by the 2nd week of August.

Please feel free to contact your café manager if you need any additional information.


Food Allergies:

To better serve our students with special diet needs, all dietary orders will need to be renewed EACH SCHOOL YEAR. Dietary requests will be valid only for the school year in which they are written and will expire at the end of the school year. Current dietary requests will expire on the last day of school of this current school year.

If you have not submitted a form for this school year, please submit a form to your Café Manager and school nurse on a current Louisiana Special dietary order form. As with new dietary requests, signature from a physician or other recognized medical authority is required.


Request for Refund of Meal Account Money

Student’s meal account money will be automatically carried over to the next school year.

However, parents/guardians should submit a Refund Request at the end of the current school year if any of the following situations occur:

1) The student is graduating from the 8th or 12th grade and is not returning to a Diocesan school OR

2) The student is no longer enrolled at a Diocesan school.

Refund Requests will be accepted during the current school year for the following reasons only:

1) The student's meal status has changed OR

2) The student is no longer enrolled at a Diocesan school.

If any of the above apply to your child(ren), please complete the 2021-2022 Request for Refund of Meal Money Form by and turn it in to the cafeteria manager at your child's school.

Refunds will be made by check only and will be mailed to the address indicated on the Refund Request form. No credit / debit cards will be credited. Convenience fees charged for making online payments and NSF fees are non-refundable.

Please allow 30 days for your request to be processed; from the date it is received in the Child Nutrition Program's Central Office.  All End-of-Year refunds will be processed in June.

NOTE: If you are trying to request a refund for the 2020-2021 school year, please complete this form and email it to the CNP office at                                 2020-21 Refund Request Form