The goal of the Child Nutrition Program is to serve high quality, low cost, nutritious meals to all students and staff in the most efficient way possible.
Each year the Madison Parish School Board (MPSB) enters a Agreement (contract) with the Louisiana Department of Education, Division of Nutrition Assistance, to execute the Child Nutrition Program (CNP) in accordance with federal and state guidelines thus paving the way to receive federal and state funding.
Providing nutritious meals to our students is our commitment to the Madison Parish community. We recognize that well-nourished children are better equipped to learn. Providing healthy food and nutrition education are the key ingredients in educating students to make choices that will develop into life-long healthy eating habits. We have a commitment to excellence, a devotion and passion for child nutrition.
The Child Nutrition Program for Madison Parish Schools is a $1 million non-profit business. We are a unique department in the school system because we are required to be self-supporting. We pay all operating and non-operating expenses, payroll, benefits, utilities, administrative costs, food and supply costs, equipment and repair costs, technology costs, depreciation, etc. One hundred percent of our income comes from food sales.
Our program is an enhancement to the educational programs of the District – HUNGRY CHILDREN CANNOT LEARN. The program is operated under the federally funded National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act. All federal laws regulating the program are administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE).
The program objectives are to safeguard the health and well-being of students by providing nutritious food in a safe environment at an affordable price and to help ensure that participating children gain a full understanding of the relationship between proper eating and good health.
Welcome Back to the 2017-2018 School Year!