The White County School Nutrition Program is pleased to provide nutritious meals for all students and staff in our schools. Students are offered several nutritious choices of breakfast, lunch, and snack daily. Parents and the community are welcome to join us for meals in our cafeterias. Please call the school lunchroom managers in advance to make reservations.
The School Nutrition Program also participates in the education of students by providing resources to the teachers in the area of nutrition, manners, and personal hygiene.
Research has shown that children who suffer from undernutrition perform poorly on perceptual, cognitive, and psychological tests. Poor nutrition increases absenteeism. Children who consume diets inadequate in protein are less able to learn, have lower intelligence quotients, and poorer language development. Research also indicates that eating breakfast results in improved student attention spans. It is our purpose to provide one-third (1/3) of the students' daily nutritional needs with each breakfast served and one-third (1/3) of the students' daily nutritional needs with each lunch served. A hungry child cannot learn.
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: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.