Building Healthy Student Minds and Bodies
Our mission is to be a partner in the educational process by providing quality meals at a reasonable price and nutrition education opportunities for students that promote HEALTHY CHILDREN, READY to LEARN.
The school nutrition program provides: Breakfast, lunch and after school snacks to help your child get the nutrition they need to learn, grow and develop. Menus must adhere to strict guidelines issued by USDA. Each meal planned must provide the required (USDA) number of food components and food items and meet the nutrient standards for the age/grade group served. Your child’s monthly menus are posted on the Tift County School’s web site.
Meal Accounts: Each cafeteria has a computer program for tracking REIMBURSABLE meals and payments. All Tift County students are assigned a student identification/account number. Students are required to learn their meal number to use at the cashier station. There will be no charge for breakfast or lunch this year. We are a part of a new pilot program, CEO (Community Eligibility Option), CEO is part of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act. Our District will not issue, process, or collect F/R Meal applications for the school year 2013-2014.
Meal Charges: Will not exist. If a student wants to purchase additional items outside of their reimbursable meal there will be a charge and will be allowed only if they have cash in their account or on hand.
School Nutrition Director
Non-discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. "In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired 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."
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.