Child Nutrition





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The Craven County Schools Child Nutrition Program will provide nutritious meals and a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables for the students of Craven County Schools.


The Craven County School Child Nutrition will provide and maintain safe, nutritious and quality meal services for the students of Craven County Schools.

We believe:

  • In a safe environment.
  • In strategic planning for continuous improvements.
  • Maintaining a 97 or above sanitation standards in all cafeterias.
  • In process improvement based on the analysis of customer driven data.
  • Through continuous improvement of operations we will become more effective and efficient.


Check out the newly formed Craven County School Nutrition

Association Chapter 

Craven County School Nutrition Chapter AssociationThe first Craven County School Nutrition Association Chapter Meeting was held in September at H.J. MacDonald Middle School and consisted of 30 child nutrition staff, managers and central office.  Seated on the front row is:

Karen Sweat – President Elect      Hattie Mansfield – Vice President

Jill Williams – Secretary                Kevin Reese Sr. – President

Emily Zachary – Treasurer

Child Nutrition will conduct 4 meetings annually to discuss and provide direction and leadership for developing and promoting quality, cost effective nutrition and nutrition education programs for all children and the school community.  They will establish professional standards, encourage quality practices and provide service to members in assisting them in reaching programs goals.  The chapter will promote State and National policies ensuring achievement through educational chapter meetings, qualified speakers, field trips, seminars, sanitation classes, National and State conferences.



Craven County Child Nutrition Services
1822 Hazel Avenue
New Bern, NC 28562
p: 252-514-6360
f: 252-672-7092

Director: Gretchen S. Wilson, SNS
Supervisor: Jill Moreno
Supervisor: Kathryn Payne, MSN
Bookkeeper: Andrea Matthews
Administrative Assistant: Melody Howell
Warehouse Manager: Larry Dutton
Child Nutrition Maintenance: Jay Heck


The following list contains School Name and Child Nutrition Managers.

Child Nutrition School Managers List


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