Message from Child Nutrition Director Wendy Tucker on June 15, 2020:
Summer meals at the High school cafeteria will be paused until the start of summer school; future dates to be posted.
There is an emergency SNAP benefit card coming to all parents of students that qualified for Free/Reduced meals. You do not have to complete any forms, though you are responsible for providing a correct mailing address if it isn’t correct in the school’s database. If the address is not correct, it will be up to you to contact MDHS at 800-948-3050.
It is very important to always keep schools informed of address changes.
The Child Nutrition Department is a USDA Federally funded program. All four of our school cafeterias offer Breakfast and Lunch Daily. All students may apply for Free and Reduced Meals via applications sent home by each school, HERE on this website, or you may come by the QSD Central Office to apply.
USDA has required all full paid student meals to be increased until the price charged reaches the Free meal reimbursement rates. So to meet the new regulations full paid prices were increased.
Full paid student lunch is $2.75 and full paid breakfast is $1.25. According to USDA regulations, reduced meal prices cannot be more than $.40 for lunch and $.30 for breakfast, so those prices will remain the same.
ALL QLE, QUE, and QJH students will be able to eat FREE breakfast and lunch. QLE, QUE, and QJH qualify for the USDA Community Eligibility Provision. These students do not have to fill out a meal application.
Our school menus are designed to meet the calorie requirements of growing children, and provide major vitamins and minerals needed for proper growth. New meal requirements will be required by USDA next year to increase fruit, vegetable, and whole grain foods. Our menus already offer two fruits and two vegetables daily, and we began increasing the whole grain foods offered last year. These are not “diet:” menus, these are foods that all students need to eat to be their best.
Please be aware that students and staff are not to bring soft drink products in the cafeterias unless they are in a thermos or a reusable beverage container. Students that bring their lunch/breakfast to school should do so in a lunch box/bag that will keep food at the proper temperature to ensure food safety.
If you have any questions regarding the Child Nutrition programs we may be reached at the following numbers:
Wendy Tucker, R.D.,L.D., Child Nutrition Coordinator, 601-776-2186
Ashley Wade, Quitman Lower Elementary Cafeteria Manager, 601-776-6033
Faye Taylor, Quitman Upper Elementary Cafeteria Manager, 601-776-2175
Lorine Jasper, Quitman Junior High Cafeteria Manager, 601-776-6064
Pam Adams, Quitman High School Cafeteria Manager, 601-776-6341
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
MySchoolApps (Apply for Free & Reduced Meals online)
MySchoolBucks (Set up an account to pay for your child’s lunch online)