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 to the USDA and State of Alabama Wellness Guidelines.
Due to COVID-19, meal service has changed at each school, but great meals continue to be offered to students. These meals remain in accordance with the USDA guidelines. Breakfast and lunch meals are also now free to all students due to the USDA extended flexibilities to allow free meals to be available to all children throughout the 2021-2022 school year. Additional a la carte items can be purchased by students at meal times.
Despite the offer of free meals to all students, meal applications still need to be completed. Meal applications are available at each school. Applications should be completed and returned 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, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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