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The mission of the Center Grove Community School Corporation Food and Nutrition Services Department is to provide nutritionally balanced meals according to the USDA National School Breakfast and Lunch requirements at a reasonable cost to students, staff and guests. Our goal is to provide nutritious, child-focused meals that comply with the USDA Dietary Guidelines based on Nutrient Standard Menu Planning.  

The 2014-2015 school year brought several changes to Center Grove's menus with the passage of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  As a part of the law passed by Congress, school lunch and breakfast meals are required to undergo some changes. For more details, click this link.   

Center Grove will offer breakfast and lunch meals for the 2023-24 school year. Students will have to pay for meals this year, unless they have qualified to receive free or reduced-priced meals.

Breakfast Prices (Applies to all schools)
Elementary: $1.70, Reduced $0.30
Secondary: $1.70, Reduced $0.30

Lunch Prices (Applies to all schools)
Elementary: $2.50, Reduced $0.40
Secondary: $2.70, Reduced $0.40
Staff/Adult Visitor Lunch: $4.80
Milk: $0.60
Secondary Extra Entrée: $2.20
Elementary Extra Entrée: $2.00

Premium Pricing: Food & Nutrition Services is excited to introduce a new meal price category for our students. A premium meal price ($3.50) as well as a premium a la carte entree price ($2.75). To kick this off, we are adding Smart Mouth Pizza to our menu options at both middle schools. Smart Mouth pizzas are a personal style pizza made in-house. There will be a variety of choices, including cheese, pepperoni, and specialty flavors offered on a daily basis. Students will be able to select the Smart Mouth pizza as a reimbursable meal for the premium meal cost of $3.50 and the a la carte premium entree price of $2.75. Free and reduced students will be able to choose Smart Mouth within a reimbursable meal as well. No cost for students who receive free meal benefits and $0.40 for students who receive reduced meal benefits. As we grow this program, we aim to increase our efforts in providing elevated meal options for our students.

Meal prices are established to cover food and non-food expenses, staff benefits and labor expenses, and equipment repair and replacement. The food service department is self-supporting and does not receive money from the general fund.

Menus and nutritional information are available through Nutrislice, which is available online and via iTunes and Google apps.

Meal Modifications: If your child requires meal modifications due to a food allergy, intolerance, or other medical condition, please contact our Assistant Director of Food Service, Valarie Miller at

Application for Free/Reduced Meals/Textbooks
The Food & Nutrition Services Department will conduct the first Direct Certification upload from the IDOE in mid-July. Once letters are printed and mailed, Skyward Family Access will be opened for families to apply for textbook assistance online (week of July 25). Paper applications will not be accepted this year. Click here for more information.

After the final round of P-EBT payments in July, P-EBT cards will solely be handled by the FSSA office, so please contact the FSSA office from here on out with questions/concerns. 

More information is also available at this link:

Center Grove's Food and Nutrition Department has adopted a formal procedure to address unpaid meal charges. The USDA mandated all federal school meal programs adopt similar procedures by July 1, 2017. The procedure is included in all CG Schools handbooks and at this link.

In accordance with federal civil rights 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 (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, 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 this link, 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:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.