Food and Nutrition

  • Students who have regular diets of nutritious food are healthier, have more energy, and do better in school. Food and Nutrition works to ensure that students can access healthy meals every day while in school. City Schools is continuously increasing healthy food options. All schools offer fresh fruit with each meal and salads at lunch daily.
    City Schools is participating in the Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). CEP allows City Schools to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students without requiring households to complete a meal application each year. This allows students to be able to quickly get through the lunch line, so that they will be able to have more time to enjoy their lunch.   

    Food and Nutrition Services works with schools to ensure healthy meals and snacks are always available to students during the school day. All meal options meet or exceed the strict state and USDA nutritional guidelines. If you have any questions, email Dietitian Hope Wrenn

    Goals

    The Food & Nutrition Department strives to advance student health and wellness by: 

    • Offering high quality, nutritious, and, when possible, locally-sourced meals that meet and exceed the USDA and State Dietary Guidelines;
    • Increasing student access to and participation in breakfast, lunch, Fresh Fruit & Vegetable and after-school meal programs and;
    • Maintaining a commitment to fiscal responsibility, efficient operations, and compliance with local, state and federal regulations. 
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    Students eating lunch   
     girl eating breakfast in class

    USDA Food and Nutrition Services nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint 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