Parent Information

2024-2025 School Year

Dear Parents:

I would like to extend a warm welcome to our families.  Welcome to the 2024-2025 school year!

We hope you had a wonderful and restful summer break. As we prepare for the upcoming academic year, we want to take a moment to introduce you to our Child Nutrition Program (CNP) and highlight some important information.

Our mission is to provide nutritious and delicious meals that support the health and well-being of our students. We understand the vital role that proper nutrition plays in academic success and overall growth, and we are committed to offering well-balanced meals that meet federal nutrition standards.

Meal Service Information
  • Menus: CNP menus are carefully planned to include a variety of options that appeal to students while meeting strict nutritional guidelines.
  • Meal Programs: CNP offers Breakfast, Lunch and a ‘Free’ Afterschool Meal (Super Snack) at all schools that participate in the Child Nutrition Program. These programs help to ensure that students have access to wholesome meals throughout the day.
  • Special Dietary Needs: CNP accommodates students that have special dietary needs; all we need is appropriate medical documentation. Please contact our registered dietitian if your child requires special meal accommodations.
  • Meal Prices and Payments: Information regarding meal prices, payment methods, and how to apply for free or reduced-price meals is available on our website 
Safety and Hygiene

The health and safety of our students are our top priorities. We adhere to strict food safety and hygiene protocols to ensure that all meals are prepared, stored, and served in a safe manner.

Get Involved

We encourage parents to get involved in our Child Nutrition Program. Whether through volunteering in the café or joining your child for lunch, we welcome you! Please visit our website (, Like us on Facebook (Diocese of Baton Rouge Child Nutrition Program) or Follow-Us on Instagram   (diobr_childnutrition). Your participation is invaluable to us.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback regarding the Child Nutrition Program, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 225-387-6421 or email us at We are here to support you and your child/children throughout the school year.

We look forward to serving your child/children nutritious meals and contributing to their overall educational experience. Thank you for your continued support!

Warm regards,

Lynda Carville

CNP Director

Nondiscrimination Statement

This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

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 online at:, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Online Meal Payment System

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Child Nutrition Program is excited to announce our online payment system MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check.

You can also view recent purchases, check balances, and set-up low balance alerts for FREE!

MySchoolBucks provides:

  • Convenience - Available 24/7 on the web or with the Mobile App for your iPhone, Android or Windows phone!
  • Efficiency - Make payments for all your students, even if they attend different schools within the district. Eliminate the need for your students to take money to school.
  • Control - Set low balance alerts, view account activity, recurring/automatic payments & more!
  • Flexibility - Make payments using credit/debit cards and electronic checks.
  • Security – MySchoolBucks adheres to the highest security standards, including PCI and CISP.

Enrollment is easy!

1. Go to and register for a free account.

2. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to activate your account.

3. Add your student(s) using:

School District: Diocese of Baton Rouge Child Nutrition Program

School Name: The Diocesan School Your Child Attends

Student Info: Name, DOB, and Mailing Address.

4. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check. A program fee of $2.49 will apply. You will have the opportunity to review payment/ fees and cancel if you choose, before you are charged.

If you have any questions, contact MySchoolBucks directly:

Thank you,

Lynda Carville, CNP Supervisor

Child Nutrition Afterschool Meals (Supper) Program

The Child Nutrition Program will continue the Afterschool Meals (Supper) Program at participating schools.

The Afterschool Meals (Supper) Program is a component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) that offers Federal funding to afterschool programs that serve a meal or snack to children through the age of 18.

In order to qualify, the program must provide educational or enrichment activities in an organized, structured, and supervised environment. Although there are no specific requirements for the types of educational and enrichment activities that a program can offer, examples include, but are not limited to, arts and crafts, homework assistance, life skills, remedial education, organized fitness activities, etc.

All programs that participate in the afterschool supper program must report the total number of meals and snacks served to eligible children based on daily attendance rosters or sign-in sheets. These records must be kept for three years.

For more information, please click here.

Extra Sales

If your child participates daily or brings a bag lunch, he/she may purchase individual servings (Extra Sales) instead of, or in addition to, the meal offered as part of the National School Lunch Program; as long as your child has money in his/her meal account.

All students can purchase the following Extra Sales items: an extra entrée, extra salad, extra vegetables, extra fruit, extra roll, extra milk, Ice cream, cookies, fruit juice, bottled water, etc.

Additional information regarding the Extra Sales program:

  • Students cannot charge Extra Sale items.
  • Additional money will need to be deposited into your child’s account (this includes students that were approved for free or reduced meals).
  • Students will be allowed to purchase Extra Sale items unless the parent submits the Extra Sales NON-PARTICIPATION FORM stating that they do not want their child/children to purchase Extra Sales. This form must be submitted to the café manager at your child’s school by the 2nd week of August.

Please feel free to contact your café manager if you need any additional information.

Food Allergies

To better serve our students with special diet needs, all dietary orders will need to be renewed EACH SCHOOL YEAR. Dietary requests will be valid only for the school year in which they are written and will expire at the end of the school year. Current dietary requests will expire on the last day of school of this current school year.

If you have not submitted a form for this school year, please submit a form to your Café Manager and school nurse on a current Louisiana Special dietary order form. As with new dietary requests, signature from a physician or other recognized medical authority is required.

Request for Refund of Meal Account Money

Student’s meal account money will be automatically carried over to the next school year.

However, parents/guardians should submit a Refund Request at the end of the current school year if any of the following situations occur:

  1. The student is graduating from the 8th or 12th grade and is not returning to a Diocesan school OR
  2. The student is no longer enrolled at a Diocesan school.

If any of the above apply to your child(ren), please complete the 2024-25 EOY Refund Request Form when it becomes available close to the end of the school year.

Refund Requests will be accepted during the current school year for the following reasons only:

  1. The student's meal status has changed OR
  2. The student is no longer enrolled at a Diocesan school.

If any of the above apply to your child(ren), please complete the 2024-2025 Refund of Meal Money Form and turn it in to the cafeteria manager at your child's school.

Refunds will be made by check only and will be mailed to the address indicated on the Refund Request form. No credit / debit cards will be credited. Convenience fees charged for making online payments and NSF fees are non-refundable.

Please allow 30 days for your request to be processed; from the date it is received in the Child Nutrition Program's Central Office. All End-of-Year refunds will be processed in June.

NOTE: If you are trying to request a refund for the 2023-2024 school year, please complete this form and email it to the CNP office at  2023-24 Refund Request Form