USDA 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
USDA - Choose My Plate
All students – Free breakfast, lunch, dinner, & snack
Adult Breakfast - $3.00
Adult Lunch - $4.00
Adult Dinner - $4.00
Child and Adult Care Food Program
The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a type of United States federal assistance provided by the United States Department of Agriculture to states in order to provide a daily subsidized food service for an estimated 3.3 million children and 120,000 elderly or mentally or physically impaired adults in non-residential, day-care settings. It is a branch within the Policy and Program Development Division of the Child nutrition programs, along with the School Programs Branch, which runs the National School Lunch Program. The program is commonly referred to as the Child Care, Child Care Food, Adult Care, or Adult Care Food Program, and is often operating in conjunction with other child and adult day-care programs, such as the Head Start. Its federal identification number, or CFDA number, is 10.558. Section 17 of the National School Lunch Act, and USDA issues the program regulations under 7 CFR part 226.
National School Lunch
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) was conceived in 1946 as a “measure of national security to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation’s children.” School districts receive federal reimbursement for each school lunch served that meets the United States Department of Agriculture nutrition guidelines. These guidelines promote meal quality while commodity donations help the farmer and help schools keep down meal prices.
The Kentucky School For The Deaf Food Service Department serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack daily. Our school is enrolled in the Community Eligibility Provision, allowing all students to receive meals at no charge. We participate in and follow the guidelines of the School Breakfast Program, the National School Lunch Program and Child & Adult Care Food Program. https://www.fns.usda.gov/nslp
Our lunch meals are planned on a four-week menu cycle. Federal regulations require that we offer minimum & maximum portion sizes of meat, fruit and/or vegetable, grains/breads and fluid milk during every lunch meal service. Minimum and maximum fat, sodium and calorie counts are also regulated. The menu cycle provides for a variety of foods and allows us to make the most efficient use of donated commodities, especially seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. We offer 1% and flavored skim milk, as well as 100% fruit and vegetable juices.
The School Breakfast Program (SBP) was established in 1966. School districts receive federal reimbursement for each school breakfast served that meets the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s nutrition guidelines.
Studies show that children who participate in the School Breakfast Program have significantly higher standardized achievement test scores than non-participants. Children with access to school breakfast also had significantly reduced absence and tardiness rates.
A District Wellness Committee will strive to ensure the development of a school based wellness team and wellness policy that will implement the Healthy Schools Program.
The committee will review and revise the districts wellness policy to ensure that our students’ health and wellness needs are met.