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Child Nutrition

Welcome to Child Nutrition Services!

*DUE TO WORKER AND FOOD SHORTAGES, THE SCHOOL MENU IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

WITHOUT NOTICE BASED ON FOOD AVAILABILITY.

WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THESE CHANGES MAY CAUSE.

 

FREE & REDUCED APPLICATIONS NEED TO BE FILLED OUT FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2022-2023

To Prepay school meals or deposit money to a student’s lunch account, go to: www.myschoolbucks.com

 

CHILD NUTRITION MEAL PRICES

2022-2023

Reduced Price LUNCH - $ 0.40

Reduced Price BREAKFAST - $ 0.30

 

Full Price LUNCH - $ 2.50*

Full Price BREAKFAST - $ 1.00*

* These prices will be revisited at the end of the first 9-weeks and are subject to change in accordance with governmental guidelines.

 

Transitioning Back to the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

 

The nationwide waiver allowing all students to eat free expired 6/30/22. As a result, we will return to traditional meal pricing with students paying based on their eligibility (Free/Reduced/Paid). Students not approved for Free meals will need to be prepared to pay for meals beginning with the first day of school. Parents will have to complete and submit a 2022-2023 Free/Reduced Meal Application if they would like to see if their child/children qualify based on household income.

 

PLEASE NOTEIn past years, the first 30 days of school year carryover status from the previous year applied. Many families DID NOT submit a meal application last year, so that 30-day carryover will not be applicable to families who did not submit an approved application. They will need to complete and be approved for free meals, or be prepared to pay.

 

How can funds be put into a child’s cafeteria account?

· Online at www.myschoolbucks.com

· Cash or Check Please place in an envelope with your student’s name, grade and the total amount enclosed in the envelope. One check per child is required.

 

How do parents qualify for Free/Reduced Meals?

· Paper applications will be available at the central office and in school offices after July 1st.

· Return ONE APPLICATION PER HOUSEHOLD.

 

How and when do parents get notified of Free/Reduced eligibility?

· Eligibility notification letters are mailed out the day after the application is processed.

 

How long does it take for the application to get processed?

· Paper applications are processed usually within 10 days of receipt of the application.

· Incomplete applications will be returned to the parent and will delay processing. The application MUST BE SIGNED.

 

 

 

 

Professional:
The Calhoun County School District Child Nutrition Services Department is comprised of food service professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being, and their ability to learn. We support learning by providing nutritious meals daily and promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition.

 

Healthier Students:
Well-nourished students have higher test scores, increased school attendance, improved concentration, and improved classroom behavior. Students who are physically fit sleep better and are better able to handle the physical and emotional challenges they encounter during the day.

 

High Standards:
All foods served or sold at our schools meet state and federal nutritional requirements which are based on the United States Department of Agriculture USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

 

Partnership:
The Parent-School partnership is of primary importance in supporting student health. Child Nutrition Services is committed to providing healthy, fresh, and delicious meals in a safe and clean environment, and we welcome your helpful suggestions.

 

Together, We Can Keep Our Children Growing!

 

For more information contact:

Michelle Doler, Child Nutrition Director
662-412-3152
mdoler@calhounk12.com

 

Mandy Harris
662-412-3152
mharris@calhounk12.com

 

Non-Discrimination Statement

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: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, 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:
    Program.Intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

07/25/2022
 
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