Child Nutrition Program

At Huntsville City Schools we have a passion for supporting academic excellence through the nutritional quality of the food we serve. Well-fed students are more alert and can fully benefit from educational and enrichment activities.

Child Nutrition Program Director

Henry Ward

Our Philosophy

The Huntsville City Child Nutrition Department is dedicated to offering three nutritious meals a day to our students. All meals and food products fall within very strict government health guidelines. 

Our Nutrition Programs

The Community Eligibility Program

The Community Eligibility Program (CEP) allows participating schools to serve free breakfast and free lunch to all students. Find out more

Breakfast in the Classroom

The HCS Child Nutrition Program offers Breakfast in the Classroom at all of our schools.

The Supper Program

The Supper program provides freshly prepared nutritious meals to students 18 years and under at eligible after-school program sites. Find out more


Access daily information about meal contents and prices. Find out more

Students with Special Dietary Needs

We will always do our best to accommodate any student with dietary restrictions. Find out more

Summer Feed Program

Our Summer Feed Program offers free meals for all children (age 18 and younger) with no fees or registration required.

District Wellness Policy


Free and Reduced Applications

Free and Reduced applications are available at each school main office and cafeteria Or at Huntsville City Schools Central Office located 200 White St. SE, Huntsville, Al. 35801, in room 300, Child Nutrition Program Office. Also, application for Free and Reduce meals may now be made online by visiting our EZMealApp webpage.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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