614 E Adams St
Jackson, MO 63755
Phone: (573) 243-9501Fax: (573) 243-9503

Healthier Options

Menus and Nutritional Information

Meal Pricing

The Child Nutrition team is excited about providing meals for your student(s) in the Jackson R-2 School District. We provide healthy breakfast and lunch options every school day at all 10 school locations. Breakfast is a great way to jump-start the day and includes an entrée, fruit/juice, and milk. For lunch, we provide multiple entrées for our students to choose from as well as a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, salads, juice, and milk. Students may have an entrée and up to 3 additional items to form a complete meal. Al la carte items will be an additional charge. A healthy meal helps improve a positive effect on students’ alertness, attention, and other skills important to academic success! 

Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals. Please see Frequently Asked Questions below for more information.

See below for current breakfast and lunch prices.

2023-2024 Elementary Secondary Adults
Day Week 20 Days Day Week 20 Days Day Week 20 Days
Breakfast Paid $1.75 $8.75 $35.00 $2.00 $10.00 $40.00 $2.45 $12.25 $49.00
Breakfast Reduced $ .30 $1.50 $6.00 $ .30 $1.50 $6.00 N/A N/A N/A
Breakfast Free Free Free Free Free Free Free N/A N/A N/A
Lunch Paid $2.90 $14.50 $58.00 $3.15 $15.75 $63.00 $4.25 $21.25 $85.00
Lunch Reduced $ .40 $2.00 $8.00 $ .40 $2.00 $8.00 N/A N/A N/A
Lunch Free Free Free Free Free Free Free N/A N/A N/A

Frequently asked questions (click a question to expand):

Did you know?

Jackson R-2 School Child Nutrition Service offers a variety of healthy meal choices for breakfast and lunch to all students through the National School Lunch and Breakfast program. This program also allows us to offer free meal benefits to students that qualify through an application process.

Students who qualify for free meals can receive a free breakfast and lunch every day.

  • A new family meal application must be submitted at the beginning of each new school year.

  • You can apply at any time during the school year if your household size goes up, your income goes down, or if you start getting food stamps, Temporary Assistance, or other benefits. If you lose your job, your child(ren) may be able to get free or reduced-price meals.

  • Applications can be found at www.SchoolCafe.com

  • Past due balances will roll forward from year to year.

NOTE: Prior to approval of the Free and Reduced Price Meals application, parents/guardians are responsible for the payment of all meals until the application is processed. Applications will be accepted through School Café once an account is created. See Frequently Asked Questions above for more details.


Please feel free to contact:

Karen Sander, Director of Child Nutrition at (573) 243-9597, [email protected]

Penny Pieper, Assistant Director of Child Nutrition / Free & Reduced Coordinator at (573) 243-9526, ppieper@jr2mail.org

Miranda Wehmeyer, Registered Dietitian / Wellness Coordinator at (573) 243-9597, munterreiner@jr2mail.org

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USDA Non-discrimination Statement:

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 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:
[email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

The Jackson R-2 School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law in its programs, activities or employment practices.