Nutrition Services

Free Breakfast and Lunch at CES and CMHS

Clatskanie Elementary School and Clatskanie Middle High School have been found eligible as Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) sites which allows students to receive breakfast and lunch meals at no charge. Starting on January 16, 2024 all Clatskanie School District students will be eligible to receive free breakfasts and lunches!


Things to Know about Free Break and Lunch Options

  • All students in the Clatskanie School District will have access to free breakfast and lunch beginning January 16, 2024 until June 30, 2027.

  • Until June 30, 2027, families no longer need to complete Free and Reduced lunch applications and submit them to the school.

  • SNAP and Medicaid direct certifications have allowed all CSD schools to become CEP eligible, so families should continue to apply for SNAP and Medicaid benefits as they always have.

  • If you have a positive (pre-paid) lunch balance, you may maintain that lunch balance in order to purchase ala carte items or you can ask for a refund. If you would like a refund of your MealTime balance, please complete this form. 

  • In order for a school breakfast or lunch to meet the USDA free meal criteria, the student must accept the whole meal which includes at least a ½ cup of fruits and/or vegetables.

  • The student is not eligible to use their free or reduced status for the purchase of a la carte items such as milk. If a student only accepts milk rather than a complete meal, the milk is not free and the student will be charged $0.50. 

  • If your student has an unpaid lunch balance, we are asking that these fees get paid for as soon as possible. Following January 16th, as long as your student accepts a whole school meal, they will no longer have to pay for their food, but payment for past balances is still required.


Every School Breakfast Includes Five Great Choices:

  • Milk – Fat free or 1% - flavored or regular

  • Fruit and/or Vegetables 

  • Grains 

Every School Lunch Includes Five Great Choices:

  • Milk – Fat free or 1% - flavored or regular

  • Vegetables – From salad to fresh carrot sticks

  • Fruit – Everything from kiwi to locally grown apples; often fresh

  • Grains – More whole grain items like rolls or sandwich bread

  • Meat or meat alternate –White meat chicken, bean chili, lean beef

District Wellness Information

Wellness Policy is on Forms Page
If you are interested in serving on our wellness committee, please contact  Hali Cruz at 503-728-2191 ext 2411.

If you have any questions, please contact Hali Cruz at 503-728-2191 ext 2411.

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 Clatskanie School District is an equal opportunity provider.