Limestone County Child Nutrition Program
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New School Meal Requirements

Important changes to school menus help LCS comply with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Key changes for school menus:

  • There will be food-based (calorie) menu planning for three grade groups: K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Portion sizes and recipes will be designed to meet the specific group.
  • We now are limited as to how much meat/meat alternate (cheese, yogurt, etc.) and grains we can offer in a week. We must stay within specified ranges for each grade group. Some main entrees may not be as large as before.
  • There will be calorie minimum and maximum levels.
  • Fruits and vegetables will be available on a daily basis.
  • All students may continue to take two ½ cup servings of vegetables, and 9-12 students may take 1 cup serving of fruit.
  • Students must select at least 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable component for their trays (to allow the district to be reimbursed for a meal by the federal government).
  • No trans fats are allowed, and there are continued limits on saturated fat. We add no butter to our vegetables, use only low-fat cheeses and lean proteins, and oven bake instead of fry all items.
  • All flavored milks will continue to be reduced sugar, with no high fructose corn syrup, and fat free.

 

 

Non-Discrimination Statement

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:  http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

 


No person shall be denied employment, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination
in any program or activity, on the basis of sex, race, religion, belief, national origin, ethnic group, or handicapping condition.