Child Nutrition

School Nutrition
BCS has a goal to improve the nutritional quality of each child’s diet. Our 45 schools provide an opportunity for optimal learning and good health by providing high quality food, excellent service and good nutrition at a reasonable cost. The School Nutrition Department works closely with teachers and parents to foster healthy eating habits among our youth. We understand the importance of children developing a lifetime of healthy eating habits. 

Our mission is to provide each student with a safe, well balanced, nutritious and affordable meal. We provide nutrition education and promote healthy eating habits. We provide healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks so that the students of Buncombe County Schools are ready to engage in the learning environment that prepares all students to become responsible citizens in a diverse, global society.

Assisting all students to realize their potential in a rapidly changing, diverse, global society by providing healthy food for building their foundation.


  • A hungry child cannot learn.

  • All students will have the opportunity to participate in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program.

  • Students will be allowed to apply for and participate in the Free and Reduced Meal Benefits Program with the knowledge that the families' information will remain confidential.

  • We recognize the vital relationship of nutrition and education.

  • We offer nutritious meals at breakfast and lunch with friendly service by qualified staff observing high sanitation and safety standards, utilizing cost-effective management practices, and following the School Nutrition Program guidelines.

  • Diversity enriches our School Nutrition program through the recognition of the different cultures.

For more information, call 828-255-5932 or visit the BCS nutrition page.