Coffee County Schools' Child Nutrition Program

Announcements for SY 2023-2024

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Celebrate National School Breakfast Week with us on March 4-8, 2024!

Want to be involved in the wellness of our school district?! Contact Betsy Wood at (334) 897-5016 to join our Wellness Committee!

Accommodating Special Dietary Needs in the School Nutrition Program

It is the goal of the Coffee County Child Nutrition Program to serve all students a variety of nutritious meals that are also delicious.  Breakfast, lunch and after school snacks are provided each school day and are in accordance with the USDA and State of Alabama Wellness Guidelines.  In order for a student to receive free or reduced price meals, a Free and Reduced Meal Application should be completed and federal guidelines for income and household size met.  If the federal guidelines for income and household size are not met for free or reduced price meals, a student will have a paid status. 

Paper meal applications are available at each school.  Meal applications may also be completed online with our new Point of Sale software.  Online meal applications are available at https://linqconnect.com.   If paper applications are completed, please return these applications to the school cafeteria.  Only one form should be used per household with all children listed on one form.  Applications are confidential and are processed at the Central Office. 

If your child has any food allergies or other special dietary needs, please contact the CNP department at the Central Office.  Diet prescription forms are available and should be completed by your child’s physician.  The form should be returned to the school nurse as soon as possible.  The form must also be on file in the cafeteria in order to accommodate your child’s need.  The school nurse and cafeteria staff will work together to create a meal that meets the student’s special diet.  A new diet prescription should be completed each school year and any time there is a change to your child’s diet during the current school year. 

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: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, 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:

Mail
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

Fax
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442

Email
program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

En Español

Para todos los demás programas de asistencia de nutrición del FNS, agencias estatales o locales y sus subreceptores, deben publicar la siguiente Declaración de No Discriminación:

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.

La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource-files/usdaprogram-discrimination-complaint-form-spanish.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

 

Fax

(833) 256-1665 o (202) 690-7442

 

Correo electrónico

program.intake@usda.gov

Esta entidad es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades.