• Child Nutrition Program 

    The goal of the Child Nutrition Department is to provide affordable and nutritious meals to students in our school system. The Jackson County School District provides healthy and appetizing school meals based on the USDA’s nutrition guidelines so that students are engaged and ready to learn in school. All meals include a variety of fresh fruit and vegetable choices, and a variety of non-fat or low-fat milk.

    For more information, please feel free to contact Dr. Jennifer Pritchett at 256-259-9511; pritchettj@jacksonk12.org.


    Link to Online Free and Reduced Meal Application:
     
     
     
     
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    Link to Nutrislice Online Menu App and Nutrition Information:

    https://jacksonk12.nutrislice.com


    Wellness Committee Invitation:

    Picture of School. Local Wellness Policy Meeting Be a School Wellness Champion

    The Jackson County School District is seeking community members and parents to serve on the district wellness policy committee.  We recognize that healthy students are better prepared to learn and succeed in school. 

    The wellness committee will focus on developing and advancing the district wellness policy in order to create a healthier school environment focused on improving health and wellness outcomes for school children and staff. 

    If you or someone you know is interested please contact Jennifer Pritchett, CNP Director at 256-259-9511; pritchettj@jacksonk12.org for additional information and to indicate your interest in serving on the committee. 


    School Breakfast:

    Breakfast is offered daily in all Jackson County School Cafeterias. We provide hot and cold breakfast options as well as grab n go bags. 

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for children, as it provides the necessary energy for a day of learning and achievement. Eating a nutritious breakfast at school can give children an extra edge. Research has shown many benefits of school breakfast, including:

    • Academic achievement- students who eat school breakfast have greater gains in standardized test scores and show improvements in math, reading, and vocabulary.

     

    • Improved Behavior- students who participate in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) are late or absent from school less often.

  • USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2015 (new hyperlinks)

    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: program.intake@usda.gov. 

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


     Spanish USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2015 (new hyperlinks)

    Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación:

    De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

    Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

    Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: https://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_Compliant_6_8_12_0.pdf. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

    (1)        correo: 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; o

    (3)        correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

    Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.