The mission of Lowndes County's Child Nutrition Program is to prepare and serve nutritious, appealing meals to all of the students of Lowndes County in an environment that is safe, clean, and sanitized. These meals will be served in a positive and cheerful manner by a highly dedicated staff.
Goals of the Child Nutrition Program
1. Comply with federal, state, and local requirements.
2. Be accessible to all students.
3. Provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks(where applicable) to all students.
4. Serve food that is fresh and in the best condition.
5. To treat everyone with dignity and respect at all times.
Community Eligibility Program
All enrolled students of the Lowndes County Public Schools are eligible to receive a healthy, reimbursable breakfast and lunch at school at no charge. No further action is required of you. Your students will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application.
If a la carte items are selected, each student will be required to pay for additional items at the food prices approved by our district’s board of education.
Our meals meet the new USDA Nutrition Standards, which require the following:
- Fat-free and 1% milk choices
- More whole grains
- Larger portions of fruit servings at breakfast and lunch
- Larger portions of vegetable servings and specific vegetable types that must be served (dark green, red/orange, beans/peas, etc.)
- Fewer portions of meat
- Age-appropriate calorie limits
- Less sodium
- Less saturated fat
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, 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 (link is external), (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html (link is external), 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: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.