The primary objective of the Wilcox County Child Nutrition Program is to make available to all students nutritious, well-balanced meals at an affordable price. Both breakfast and lunch are available every day at each school and after-school snacks are available at participating schools. Menus are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and meet all federal and state regulations. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that no more than 30 percent of an individual's calories come from fat, and less than 10 percent from saturated fat. Our goal is to serve these meals to students, faculty and staff in a friendly and positive atmosphere, while maintaining the financial soundness of the program.
The Wilcox County School System participates in the Offer vs. Serve program. All students in grades Pre-K through 12th grade are permitted to decline any one (1) of the four (4) items offered at breakfast. Students may decline two (2) of the five (5) items offered at lunch; however, effective with the 2012-2013 School Year, every student must select a fruit or a vegetable.
The Child Nutrition Program plays an integral part in the quality and excellence of a student's education experience. If you or your child have suggestions or concerns with the the Child Nutrition Program, please contact the lunchroom manager at your school or contact the Child Nutrition Director.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.