Updated: July 18, 2018
Good table manners and courteous behavior toward all is expected in order for the lunch period to be pleasurable and enjoyed by everyone. Students are expected to be good citizens and are encouraged to correct conditions that they may notice or that may be called to their attention. Upon leaving, students will make certain that the cafeteria is free of litter and that tables and floor are clear of trash. All chairs will be put back in proper order.
CAFETERIA CHARGE POLICY
Since ALL students will receive a FREE Breakfast and a FREE Lunch, there will be no charging of any extras permitted.
FOOD POLICY & SNACKS
No food items, baked or prepared at home, are allowed for snacks or parties. Only packaged food and bakery items from commercial bakeries are allowed. This is to protect your child from contracting any illness that might be circulating. Any food brought from home will be politely refused and returned home.NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day.
The National School Lunch Program provides school children with one-third or more of their Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for key nutrients. These lunches are required to provide no more than 30 percent of calories from fat and less than 10 percent from saturated fat.
Every school district that participates in the National School Lunch Program was required to enact a local school wellness policy, an opportunity to address obesity and promote healthy eating and physical activity through changes in school environments.
SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM
The School Breakfast Program (SBP) provides cash assistance to States to operate nonprofit breakfast programs in schools and residential childcare institutions. The program is administered at the Federal level by FNS. State education agencies administer the SBP at the State level, and local school food authorities operate it in schools.
HEALTHY HUNGER-FREE KIDS ACT OF 2010
The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act takes several steps forward to ensure that low-income children can participate in child nutrition programs and receive the meals they need, including:
- Expanding the Afterschool Meal Program to all 50 states;
- Supporting improvements to direct certification for school meals and other strategies to reduce red tape in helping children obtain school meals;
- Allowing state WIC agencies the option to certify children for up to one year;
- Mandating WIC electronic benefit transfer (EBT) implementation nationwide by October 1, 2020;
- Improving area eligibility rules so more family child care homes can use the CACFP program;
- Enhancing the nutritional quality of food served in school-based and preschool settings; and
- Making “competitive foods” offered or sold in schools more nutritious.
USDA NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.