WE ARE PLEASED TO INFORM YOU THAT THE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM WILL BE IMPLEMENTING THE COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY PROVISION (CEP) FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015
What does this mean for you and your children attending Selma City Schools?
All enrolled students of Selma City Schools are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE to your household for the 2014-2015 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 Provision cannot 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.
Adult visitor meals will remain $2.50 for breakfast and $3.75 for lunch.
If you should have any questions please call Aelia Adams at the Child Nutrition Program Office, Selma City Schools at 334.876.4444.
Selma City 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 Selma City Schools' Wellness Policy, shall be used to measure the implementation of the Wellness Plan at each school.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.