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.

2022-2023 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 $2.35 $11.75 $47.00
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 $2.80 $14.00 $56.00 $3.05 $15.25 $61.00 $3.85 $19.25 $77.00
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

Penny Pieper, Assistant Director of Child Nutrition/ Free and Reduced Coordinator at (573) 243-9526 

Miranda Wehmeyer, Registered Dietitian of Child Nutrition at (573) 243-9597

Gloria Stoverink, Wellness Coordinator at [email protected] 

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It is the policy of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by statute in its programs or employment practices as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008 (ADAAA), the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), or USDA Title VI.

Direct inquiries related to department employment practices to the Jefferson State Office Building, Human Resources Director, 205 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0480; telephone number 573-751-9619.  Inquiries related to department programs and to the location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible by persons with disabilities may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Director of Civil Rights Compliance and MOA Coordinator (Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADAAA/Age Act/GINA/USDA Title VI), 5th Floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480; telephone number 573-526-4757 or TTY 800-735-2966; fax number 573-522-4883; email [email protected].

Anyone attending a meeting of the State Board of Education who requires auxiliary aids or services should request such services by contacting the Executive Assistant to the State Board of Education, Jefferson State Office Building, 205 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480; telephone 573-751-4446 or TTY: 800-735-2966.

Inquiries or concerns regarding civil rights compliance by school districts or charter schools should be directed to the local school district or charter school Title IX/non-discrimination coordinator.  Inquiries and complaints may also be directed to the Office for Civil Rights, Kansas City Office, U.S. Department of Education, One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, 3rd floor, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106; telephone: 816-268-0550; TDD: 877-521-2172.

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.