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.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866)632-9992 (voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.