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Child Nutrition Program

Welcome to the Geneva County Child Nutrition Program

 

Stephanie Dillard

Child Nutrition Director

P.O. Box 57

Geneva, Al

334-684-5701 

 dillards@genevacoboe.org

 

Geneva County Schools' Child Nutrition Program strives to provide students with the best possible nutrients under the best possible health and safety conditions, in the most pleasant, relaxing atmosphere possible. We aim to nurture the physical and scholastic development of our students by providing high quality, nutritious meals and to motivate healthy food choices by offering nutrition education. Our goal is to provide nutritious and healthy meals to all students in accordance with the guidelines provided by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Our program exists to serve the students. We hope that you will find this section of the Geneva County Schools' website useful and resourceful- offering insight into our cafeteria operations and our child nutrition staff.  

Our managers  and staff of 32 Food and Nutrition professionals take great pride in serving the children of Geneva County Schools each day. We have a certified manager in each school cafeteria and many of the staff are also Certified by the School Nutrition Association.

Our menus are published on a monthly basis on each schools website.  Menus are planned to reflect the USDA Dietary guidelines.  

Healthy Changes in School Cafeterias:

Despite limited budgets, school districts nationwide have been improving school meals and working to teach students to make healthy choices in cafeterias and at home. Many schools are making student favorites using leaner meats, whole grain ingredients, and less sodium or added sugar. All food in Geneva County Schools is baked or steamed, never fried. Students are encouraged to try more fresh produce through fruit and vegetable taste tests, salad bars, Farm to School programs, school gardens, and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program. Geneva County Schools and the School Nutrition Association know that parents are critical partners in teaching children to make nutritious food choices at school. Learn how you can get involved and support healthy school meals at: www.traytalk.org.

New nutrition standards for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast program passed legislation that will help schools build on these accomplishments. Schools need the support of Congress, the Administration, and the local communities to bring healthier options to every school cafeteria.

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, Public Law 111-296, enacted December 2010:

  •  Requires the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop nutrition standards for "competitive foods"- items sold in vending machines, snack bars, and a la carte items in competition to the reimbursable school meal.
  •  Requires USDA to update the current meal pattern (nutrition standards) for school meals.
  •  Provides schools and additional 6 cents per lunch (not breakfast) to meet these new nutrition standards.
  •  Provides free, healthy school meals to more children in need.
  •  Does NOT affect food brought from home or served in classroom parties. USDA will not regulate occasional bake sales for fundraisers. 

USDA's New Meal Pattern (Nutrition Standards) for School Meals, released January 2012, effective starting July 2012, establishes maximum calorie and sodium limits for meals (sodium limits are phased in over 10 years):

  •  Requires schools to serve larger portions of fruits and vegetables. Students must take at least one fruit or vegetable serving per meal. Schools must offer dark green vegetables, red/orange vegetables, and   legumes at least once a week.
  •  Within two years of implementation, all grains offered must be whole grain-rich.
  •  Requires milk to be 1% or nonfat flavored (flavored milk must all be nonfat).
  •  Maintains current limits on fat: no more than 1/3 of school lunch (1/4 of school breakfast) calories can come from fat; less than 10% from saturated fat.

 

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, 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.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: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

 

 

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish Non Discrimination Statement

 

 De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

 

 

 

 Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

 

 

 

 Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en:  http://www.ocia.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_Compliant_6_8_12_0.pdf. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

 

 (1) correo: 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; o

 

(3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

 

 

 Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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