WE ARE PLEASED TO INFORM YOU THAT THE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM WILL BE IMPLEMENTING THE COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY PROVISION (CEP) FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2016-2017
What does this mean for you and your children attending Montgomery Public Schools?
All enrolled students of Montgomery Public Schools are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE to your household for the 2016-2017 school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a Free or Reduced meal application.
The school breakfast and lunch we serve follows the U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for healthy school meals. The Community Eligibility Provisioncannot succeed without your support; please encourage your children to participate in the school meal programs.
One breakfast and one lunch meal will be served to all students at no charge regardless of the eligibility status. Additional student meals will be charged the normal price of $2.50 for student breakfast and $3.75 for Elementary, Middle and High School student lunch. A la carte item prices will also remain the same.
Faculty meals will remain $1.75 for breakfast and $3.50 for lunch. Adult visitor meals will remain $2.50 for breakfast and $4 for lunch.
If you should have any questions please call the Maranda Green at the Child Nutrition Program, Montgomery Public Schools at 334.230.0649.
Montgomery Public Schools is committed to providing healthy schools by supporting wellness, good nutrition and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment.
To accomplish these goals:
Child Nutrition Programs comply with federal, state and local requirements. Child Nutrition Programs are accessible to all children.
Nutrition education is provided and promoted.
Patterns of meaningful physical activity connect to students' lives outside of physical education.
All school-based activities are consistent with local wellness plan goals.
All foods and beverages made available on campus (including vending concessions, à la carte, student stores, parties and fundraising) during the school day are consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
All foods made available on campus adhere to food safety and security guidelines.
The school environment is safe, comfortable, pleasing, and allows ample time and space for eating meals. Food is not used as a reward or punishment. Physical activity is not used as a punishment.
Students may not be denied a meal, or any part withheld, as a form of punishment.
The Wellness Committee, comprised of members from the board of education, administrator(s), parent(s), student(s), child nutrition staff, and school health staff will review its established plan of action in order to ensure compliance and make adjustments as necessary for the successful implementation of the plan.
The School Health Index, tailored to accurately assess the Montgomery Public Schools' Wellness Policy, shall be used to measure the implementation of the Wellness Plan at each school.
Child Nutrition Program 607 South Union Street Montgomery, AL 36104 Phone: (334) 223-6925 Fax: (334) 269-3817
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.