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Summer Feeding Program sites are listed on the following link

Break for a Plate

2016-2017 Applications for Free or Reduced School Meals are included with student handouts to be distributed at the beginning of the school year. These may be filled out and turned in to your child's school or at the County Office. You may also access the Application for Free or Reduced School Meals under "Forms".

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The mission of the Lauderdale County Child Nutrition Program, an integral component of your child's education, is to provide a variety of healthy food items and nutrition education to empower your student to make wise choices.

Breakfast prices are $1.00 for full paying students and $.30 for reduced students. Lunch prices are $1.75 for full paying students and $.40 for reduced students. Breakfast prices for employees and visitors are $1.25 with lunch prices for employees at $2.75 and visitors at $3.75.

At the start of the 2012-2013 school year Lauderdale County implemented a new lunch meal pattern as regulated by the USDA. The following lists a breakdown of the lunch meal pattern which applies for the 2015-2016 school year:

                        • 2 oz minimum (9th-12th) and 1 oz minimum (K-8th) meat/meat alternate daily
                        • 2 oz minimum (9th-12th) and 1 oz minimum (K-8th) equivalent grain daily
                        • 1 cup minimum (9th-12th) and 1 cup minimum (K-8th) of vegetable daily
                        • 1 cup minimum (9th-12th) and 1 cup minimum (K-8th) of fruit daily
                        • 1 cup milk daily for all grades (milk choices vary according to availability at school)
                        • Daily Calories for Lunch:
                        • K-5th -550 to 650 calories
                        • 6th-8th -600 to 700 calories
                        • 9th-12th -750 to 850 calories

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 instutitions 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.htm... , 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Child Nutrition Frequently Asked Questions (8 Questions)

1. What are the school meal prices?

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Breakfast prices are $.75 for full paying students and $.30 for reduced students. Lunch prices are $1.75 for full paying students and $.40 for reduced students.

2. How should I pay for my child's meals?

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Lauderdale County uses a computerized cash register system in the school cafeteria. An account for each student has been created for their use. You may pre-pay into your child's account for meals and a la carte purchases. If you have questions contact your school's Child Nutrition Manager.

Another option Lauderdale County makes available is mySchoolBucks.com website. The website will explain how to use the program as well as what fees may be applied when using this program. mySchoolBucks.com allows you to make deposits into your student's account online. This website was added as a convenience for the parent(s). Please call the Lauderdale County Board of Education at 256-760-1300 and ask for the Child Nutrition Department if you have any questions.

3. What are your school's charge guidelines?

Three days

It is the responsiblity of each child's parent or guardian to maintain sufficient money in their account. However, we do have a charge policy allowing students to charge up to three (3) days on their accounts.

During the month of May, NO charges the last ten days of school. All accounts must be cleared up before the school year ends.

4. What constitues a school lunch?

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We serve meals under the "Offer vs. Serve" option of the National School Lunch Program which allows a child to select three to five items from the following categories: one meat, one bread. one fruit, one vegetable and one milk. The USDA has required schools to follow new regulations governing calorie and meal component guidelines.

The following lists a breakdown of the lunch meal pattern:

2 oz (9th-12th) and 1 oz (K-8th) meat/meat alternate daily

2 oz (9th-12th) and 1 oz (K-8th) equivalent grain daily

1 cup (9th-12th) and 3/4 cup (K-8th) of vegetable daily

1 cup (9th-12th) and 1/2 cup (K-8th) of fruit daily

1 cup milk daily for all grades (milk choices vary according to availability at school)

Daily Calories for Lunch:

K-5th -550 to 650 calories

6th-8th -600 to 700 calories

9th-12th -750 to 850 calories

In accordance with federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866)632-9992 (voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal relay Service at (800)877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

5. Who plans the school menus?

Menus are centralized.

Menus are centralized and one menu is followed by all schools in the Lauderdale County School System. The menus are planned according to the USDA meal pattern regulations. The menu is posted on the lcschools.org website in the Child Nutrition section under documents. The Entrée listed each day on the menu is served on the Main Line at each school. Some schools serve multiple lines, each additional line has different entrees. The menu is subject to change due to food delivery/availability.

6. What is a la carte?

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Any item in addition to the meal being purchased is considered a la carte and students are expected to pay accordingly. A la carte items may be purchased from your student's account but may not be charged at any time. However, students who eat a school lunch can come back for a free serving of fruits or vegetables after they have finished their lunch.

7. How can students receive free or reduced- price meals?

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Free and reduced-price meals are available to students whose family income meets criteria established by the federal government. To qualify, the parent or adult household member must complete the appropriate forms. Applications are sent to the homes on the first day of school and are available throughout the year at the school office, central office and on the District Web site. A new application MUST be completed and processed each school year. Free and Reduced Form

8. What are some snack food suggestions for parties at school?

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Beverages: 1% Low-fat or skim milk (any flavor)

100% fruit juice

Bottled Water or flavored (low calorie) water

Sugar-free fruit punch or lemonade

Food Items: Pretzels

Low-fat ice cream, sherbert or frozen yogurt

Low-fat yogurt

Frozen fruit juice popsicles

Low-fat or fat free pudding

Applesauce (variety of fruit flavors)

Sugar-free Jello (with or without fruit)

Baked chips with low-fat dip or salsa

Raw vegetables with fat free or low-fat dressing

Fresh or dried fruit

Fruit cups (canned in its own juice)

Party or trail mix

Vanilla wafers or animal crackers

Angel food cake or sponge cake (with low-fat or fat free cool whip or fresh fruit)

Crackers (Goldfish, Cheese Nips, Triscuit, Wheat Thins, Graham, etc.)

CNP Managers Lauderdale County Schools

Forms


Free and Reduced Meal Applications and Instructions
2016-17 F/R Applicationdocx file type icon Download
2016-17 Frequently Asked Questionsdoc file type icon Download
2016-17 How to Apply F/Rdoc file type icon Download
Non-discrimination statement English and Spanishpdf file type icon Download
Spanish Free & Reduced Application 2016-2017pdf file type icon Download

​Wellness Surveys

Wellness Policy

2016-2017 Basic School Menus

Lori Ferguson

CNP Secretary
School: 760-4029

Kathy Richey

CNP Supervisor
School: 760-4030