The Newton Municipal School District (NMSD) is a participant in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program called the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) for the School Year 2021-2022. All enrolled students are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at no charge. No action is required of parents or guardians.

The National School Lunch Program is the original Child Nutrition Program. In operation since 1946, this program makes it possible for children to be served wholesome, low-cost lunches at school each day. The meals are designed to meet one-third of the daily recommended dietary allowance and contribute to children’s mental and physical development.

The Child Nutrition program also participates in the National School Breakfast Program. This program was designed to meet the needs of children who arrive at school hungry. Nutrients missed at breakfast are seldom made up at other meals. A healthy breakfast alleviates mid-morning slumps and reduces student complaints of headaches, stomach aches and trips to the school nurse.

If you have any questions, please contact us by calling the phone numbers listed below.

  • Pamela Cox DTR– Director of Food Service 601.683.2186

  • Irish Jones-Newton Elementary Cafeteria Manager 601.683.3979

  • Rhonda Gardner-N.H. Pilate Middle School Cafeteria Manager 601.683.3926

  • Priscilla Jones-Newton High School Cafeteria Manager 601.683.1391

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.