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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 planned to comply with the Healthy Hunger Free Kid Act and the USDA Nutrient Standards for school meals.
During the 2014-2015 school year, the Wilcox County School District will participate in Community Eligibiltiy Provision (CEP) on all campuses under the United States Department of Agriculture Community Eligibilty Amendment of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. By choosing this option, meals will be served to all students enrolled in our schools at no charge regardless of their eligibility. Students are also eligible for one reimbursable snack at no charge at school sites that offer snacks during qualified After-School Enrichment Programs.
2014-2015 School Year
Community Eligibility Provision - no charge
The Wilcox County School System participates in the Offer vs. Serve program for both breakfast and lunch. Breakfast consists of Grains (with optional meat/meat alternate subsitution allowed), Fruit/Vegetable and Milk. Each morning four components will be offered. Students must take at least 3 of the 4 components including 1/2 cup fruit or vegetable plus at least 2 of the other components. Lunch consists of Meat/Meat Alternate, Vegetables, Fruits, Grains and Milk. All five components will be offered each day. Students must take at least 3 of the 5 components including 1/2 cup fruit or vegetable plus at least 2 of the other components.
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.
Peggy A. Terry, 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 email@example.com. 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.