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The Child Nutrition Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or no-cost lunches to children each school day. To see if your child/children qualify for free or reduced price school meals, complete the application online by clicking on the 'Online Application' button below or you can print a hard copy by clicking on the 'Paper Application' button.
To save you time and effort, information about your children’s eligibility for reduced price or free Child Nutrition Program benefits may be shared with other programs for which your children may qualify. If you want school officials to share information about your child/children's eligibility for the Child Nutrition Program benefits, you must complete the Consent for Disclosure form below.
If you have any questions, please contact Gina Lee, Director of Food Services, at (316)554-2219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For parents with busy morning schedules, it’s sometimes difficult to ensure that kids are eating a healthy breakfast before they head off to school. Children often aren’t ready to eat right after waking up, and it can be challenging to find nutritious breakfast foods they like. Some kids refuse breakfast at home and discover that they are hungry when they arrive at school. The School Breakfast Program provides a great option for parents.
As you may know, a great breakfast is offered for all students at school and is free for all students for the 2023-2024 school year. Studies have proven that kids who eat breakfast achieve higher academic scores, are more alert in class, visit the school nurse less often, and are better behaved in school.
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What if my child has food allergies or dietary special needs, will you modify meals?
Federal regulations require the school to receive written instructions from an appropriate medical authority before the school can modify your child's meals. A recognized medical authority must complete one of the following forms to document your child's current special dietary needs.
All parents using the meal modification forms MUST contact Gina Lee, Director of Food Services, to set up an appointment to review the dietary needs of their students.
The medical authority must list on the form all foods that are to be eliminated from the diet and foods that may be substituted.
The appropriate medical statement should be dated no earlier than July 1, 2016. To ensure your student's special dietary needs are met on the first day of school, the parent/guardian MUST contact Gina Lee, Director of Food Services, to make an appointment to go over the student's dietary needs for the 2016-17 school year. Contact Gina Lee at the Food Service office, 316-554-2219.
Important: Please sign the appropriate medical statement. If the school staff need additional information to clarify how to carry out the diet prescription, your signature is required for the physician or medical authority to share information with the school.
The following are links to the letters and forms USDA has provided regarding Special Dietary Needs of Students:
School meals in Haysville USD 261 include more fruits, vegetables, and whole grain-rich foods; only fat-free or low-fat milk; "right-size" meals with portions designed for a child's age; and less saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium. The changes in school meals, the first in 15 years, are based on the latest nutritional guidelines. Changes to guidelines for meals served by schools across the country came from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and are funded by the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
Click HERE to see the Recipe Nutrient Composition-Summary.
The hallmark of my tenure as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to do right and feed everyone and I don’t intend for that to be just a hollow creed. This pledge is at the heart of our work, which includes our commitment to protecting the civil rights of all USDA employees and customers.
Doing right means treating all people equally, regardless of an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, genetic information, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). We are part of the same human family, imbued with dignity and worthy of respect. I expect every USDA employee to foster a workplace free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation so everyone can reach his or her full potential. Workplace harassment will not be tolerated, and managers and supervisors will correct the harassing conduct before it becomes severe or pervasive. Our workplace will be a model for proper enforcement of civil rights protections, not only because it’s the law, but also because it’s the right thing to do.
Equal employment opportunity covers all personnel/employment programs, management practices, and decisions, including, but not limited to, recruitment/hiring, merit promotion, transfer, reassignments, training and career development, benefits, and separation.
Feeding everyone means it doesn’t matter what you look like or where you come from, USDA programs are for you. Hunger knows no color or creed. Whether we are responding to disasters with food aid, cultivating sustainable agriculture programs overseas, or improving school meals here at home, at USDA we know food has the power to unite.
When you start with a simple expression of integrity and equality, upholding civil rights and all the freedoms enshrined in our laws is not just compulsory, it becomes intrinsic. For that reason and working together, we will continue to return to our touchstone: Do right … by everyone … and feed everyone.
Sonny Perdue - Secretary
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In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
(2) Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
A supervisor may be hired by the board to oversee the district's food service program.
The building principal shall inspect each lunchroom to ensure that proper sanitation procedures are being followed.
The supervisor shall be responsible for keeping food service records required by state and federal laws and regulations.
The supervisor shall be under the direct supervision of the assistant superintendent of Business and Finance and shall have control over all aspects of the district's food service programs subject to board policy, rules and state and federal regulations.
Meal prices shall be determined by the board.
Free and Reduced Price Meals
Parents or guardians of students attending schools participating in federal school meal programs must be informed of the availability of reimbursable school meals and provided with information about eligibility and the process for applying for free or reduced price meals on or before the start of school each year.
Unpaid Meal Charges
Meal accounts will not be allowed to fall below $0.00. Charging of a la carte or extra items will not be permitted. Students who cannot pay for a meal will be provided an alternate food item for breakfast or lunch. When a child is not provided a meal by their parent or guardian on a regular basis, they may be considered a child in need of care which may result in a referral to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCF).
Written low-balance reminders will be sent to households when account balances fall below $5.00. In the event that a student meal account incurs a negative balance, written communication will be sent to the household by the Food Service Manager requesting payment. Included with the written communication will be information on the free/reduced application for them t0 consider completing to determine if they would qualify for free/reduced price meals. If the child qualifies for the free or reduced-price meals, the negative balance will require payment per federal guidelines. Parents or guardians can send lunches with the student, but the negative balance will require payment. If payment of the negative balance is not received within ten working days, the debt will be turned over to the superintendent or superintendent's designee for collection per board policy JS. If the debt is not paid within twenty days of mailing the final notice of the negative account balance under policy JS, it shall be considered bad debt for the purposes of federal law concerning unpaid meal charges.
Balances will be maintained in Mosaic, Power School and www.MySchoolBucks.com. Payments for school meals may be made at the school or online at www.myschoolbucks.com. Students, parents, or guardians of students are encouraged to prepay meal costs.
The district will provide a copy of account balances and the meal charge policy to all households at or before the start of school each year and to families and students that transfer into the district at the time of transfer.
USD 261 is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating, nutrition education, physical activity and integrated school based wellness.
District wellness guidelines are based upon recommendations from the Kansas State Department of Education’s Wellness Policy Guidelines (Board of Education Policy JGCA).
If you are interested in becoming a possible committee member, please contact Beth Schutte, DNP, RN, NCSN, by email firstname.lastname@example.org