descargar 20.14 Kb.
| Walker County Schools Child Nutrition Program 2015-2016|
Our school system is continuing to implement the changes resulting from the reauthorization of Federal Guidelines. [Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs (77 FR 4088) published January 26, 2012 and effective July 2012.] Lunch programs are also required to meet the Alabama State Wellness Guidelines and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. These federal regulations will continue to be phased in over the next few years.
LUNCH- students must select 3 or more of the 5 menu items offered: Entrée, Vegetable, Fruit, Bread, and Milk. Students must select at least 1/2 cup vegetable or fruit at lunch. Meals are the same price whether 3, 4, or 5 items are selected. Extra items may also be purchased along with the meal.
BREAKFAST- students must select at least 3 of the 4 menu items offered. Meals are the same price whether 3 items are selected or 4.
Fruits and Vegetables
The USDA has increased the number of fruits and vegetables to be offered in the school cafeteria in an effort to serve healthier meals. Students are required to pick up ½ cup fruit or ½ cup vegetable at Lunch for the meal to be reimbursable from the State of Alabama to the Child Nutrition Program. In each grade group, K-8 and 9-12, a minimum number of fruits and vegetables must be offered. Students in K-8 must be offered ½ cup fruit and ¾ cup vegetables daily. Students in grades 9-12 must be offered 1 cup fruit and 1 cup vegetable daily.
Vegetable subgroups required:
Dark green (broccoli, romaine lettuce, turnip greens)- minimum of ½ cup per week K-8 and 9-12.
Red/Orange (carrots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes)-minimum of ¾ cup per week K-8 and 1 ¼ cup/week 9-12.
Beans/Peas/Legumes (chili beans, pinto beans, black-eyed peas)- minimum of ½ cup per week K-8 and 9-12.
Starchy (corn, green peas, white potatoes)- minimum of ½ cup per week K-8 and 9-12.
Other vegetables (green beans, cabbage, cauliflower)- minimum of ½ cup per week K-8 and 9-12.
Allowable milk options:
Minimum and maximum calorie levels are required for the following:
Meals are prepared using food products or ingredients that contain zero grams of trans-fat per serving.
Menus are centralized for the Walker County School System. Lunch menus are posted on the website, walkercountyschools.com and are listed in the Daily Mountain Eagle each week.
Free and Reduced Meals
Students may be eligible for free or reduced priced meals in accordance with state and federal guidelines. Applications are available at the school level and online– walkercountyschools.com.
The price for lunch is $2.50 for elementary and middle school students.
The price for lunch is $2.50 for high school students.
The price for a reduced lunch is $0.40.
The price for breakfast for all students is $1.00.
The price for a reduced breakfast is $0.30.
If your child has a medical condition requiring a special diet, a physician’s order must be on file in the central office, school nurse’s office and the lunchroom manager’s office.
Competing foods are not allowed in the lunchroom. Students should not bring food from outside sources (restaurants or snack machines). Lunches from home should be in a lunchbox or a plain (no logo) paper bag. No carbonated beverages or drinks of minimum nutritional value are allowed in the lunchroom.
Meals may be paid for in advance. You may deposit daily, weekly, or monthly amounts in your child’s lunch account. The Walker County Child Nutrition Policy does not allow for meals to be charged.
Monthly newsletters are available on the website. Nutrition Nuggets and Teen Food and Fitness provide creative ideas, nutrition information and tips for a healthy child.
Walker County Schools is an equal opportunity provider.
“The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”
2013 USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update - SPANISH
For all other FNS nutritional assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following nondiscrimination statement:
El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (por sus siglas en inglés “USDA”) prohíbe la discriminación contra sus clientes, empleados y solicitantes de empleo por raza, color, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, sexo, identidad de género, religión, represalias y, según corresponda, convicciones políticas, estado civil, estado familiar o paternal, orientación sexual, o si los ingresos de una persona provienen en su totalidad o en parte de un programa de asistencia pública, o información genética protegida de empleo o de cualquier programa o actividad realizada o financiada por el Departamento. (No todos los criterios prohibidos se aplicarán a todos los programas y/o actividades laborales).
Si desea presentar una queja por discriminación del programa de Derechos Civiles, complete el USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (formulario de quejas por discriminación del programa del USDA), que puede encontrar en internet en http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, o en cualquier oficina del USDA, o llame al (866) 632-9992 para solicitar el formulario. También puede escribir una carta con toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Envíenos su formulario de queja completo o carta por correo postal a U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, por fax al (202) 690-7442 o por correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org.
Las personas sordas, con dificultades auditivas, o con discapacidad del habla pueden contactar al USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service (Servicio federal de transmisión) al (800) 877-8339 o(800) 845-6136 (en español).
El USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.