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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

REGARDING SCHOOL MEALS

FOR SCHO
OL YEAR 2022-2023

For the past two years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has offered waivers to Child Nutrition (CN) Programs across the United States, to offer all students breakfast and lunch, at no charge.  These waivers will expire on June 30, 2022.  This means that starting this school year, the CN programs across the nation will return to normal, pre- pandemic operations.

School meals will still be available to all students; however they will not be free to all students.

Families will need to complete a Free/Reduced Meal Application to qualify for the program.

Lunch applications available in Final Forms or click Lunch Application on BCS home page.  Also, applications can be printed off BCS website or picked up at a school office. 

For more information please call Winnie Jacks @ 937-593-9060

[email protected]


OVERVIEW

Bellefontaine City Schools cafeterias serve meals that meet the federal nutrition standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).  As a participant in the National School Lunch Program, we serve lunches that follow a strict meal pattern and meet USDA Dietary Guidelines. 

School lunches offer students proteins, fruits, vegetables, grains and milk and must meet strict limits on saturated fat.  School lunches also meet additional standards which require:

  • Age-appropriate calorie limits
  • Larger servings of fruits and vegetables
  • A wider variety of vegetables including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
  • More whole grains
  • Fat-free (flavored milk must be fat-free) or 1%milk
  • Less Sodium

Lunch provides 1/3 of recommended daily allowance of nutrients and calories for their age group.

There is a critical link between nutrition and learning.  Proper nutrition is essential for students to feel better, learn better and behave better.

OFFER VS. SERVE POLICY:
Offer vs. serve provision of the school lunch program means students are offered all five food items each day from within the federally-required lunch program.  Students must take a least three of the five food items and one must be a fruit or a vegetable.  Students are encouraged to take all 5 items.  Offer vs. Serve allows students to refuse a food item they do not like, encourages freedom of choice and eliminates waste. 

BREAKFAST SERVED:

High School: 
7:00-7:20am – Cafeteria  grab & go bag – report to classroom - every day except on a 3 hour delay.   
Middle School: 
7:05-7:15am - Hall – grab & go bag – report to classroom - every day except on a 2 or 3 hour delay.       
Intermediate:
8:15-8:35am - In classrooms - every day except on a 2 or 3 hour delay.   
Elementary: 
8:25-8:45am - In classrooms - every day except on a 2 or 3 hour delay.  

Nondiscrimination Statement

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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:  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:

  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 protected]

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 
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