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Child Nutrition Program

Wellness Policy Committee MeetingWhen: Wednesday, November 8, 2023  2pm - 3pm (CST)
Where: Central Office Admin Conference Room

This meeting is open to the public.

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The Cullman City Schools Child Nutrition Program offers nutritious breakfasts and lunches.  Proper nutrition is fundamental for the success of academic programs.

The Child Nutrition Program benefits children, parents, and schools by:

  • Providing children with meals that include the vitamins, minerals and calories they need.
  • Offering parents a convenient and affordable way to provide their children with a meal during the day.
  • Improving the learning ability and classroom behavior among students who eat school meals.

Our meals meet USDA Nutrition Standards, which require the following:

  • Age-appropriate calorie limits
  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students at CMS and CHS must take at least one serving in order to receive a reimbursable meal.)
  • A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange and legumes
  • Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat free)
  • Whole grains

For information or questions:
Contact Leslie Dawson, CCS Child Nutrition Program Manager

Email Ms. Dawson
 

 


 

Nondiscrimination Statement

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: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Formfrom 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: (202) 690-7442; or

3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov.
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
*The enclosed “non discrimination” language herein was added pursuant to the May 5,
2022, USDA memorandum. However, although included as currently required for audit
compliance by the USDA, the State of Alabama objects to
its inclusion, applicability and the application of this language due to currently
pending legal challenges in the matter of The State of Tennessee, et al. v. USDA, et al.,
Case No. 3:22-cv-00257, and may be subject to change or removal.

 

Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data for School Meal Programs:

Some documents utilized by the Child Nutrition Program are required to request race and ethnicity data. The purpose of collecting race and ethnicity data is to determine how effectively the School Meal Programs are reaching potentially eligible students. Providing this data is voluntary. Responses are kept confidential and have no effect on eligibility.


 

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos
civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad
está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo
(incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia
o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.
 
La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean
el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de
comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra
grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse
con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro
TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a
través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.
 
Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar
un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del
USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en:

https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDAProgramComplaintForm-
Spanish-Section508Compliant.pdf
de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta
dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el
número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con
suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la
naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-
3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a 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: (833)256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o
 
(3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.
 
Esta entidad es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades.

Contact Your Schools' CNP Manager

Donna Avery

Titles: CCPS Lunchroom Manager
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Departments: CNP Managers
Email:

Charlene Booker

Titles: CMS Lunchroom Manager
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Departments: CNP Managers
Email:

Delores Clark

Titles: WES Lunchroom Manager
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Departments: CNP Managers
Email:

Leslie Dawson

Titles: Child Nutrition Program Manager
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Departments: CNP Managers
Email:

Amy Emmert

Titles: EES Lunchroom Manager
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Departments: CNP Managers
Email:

Angela Trucks

Titles: CNP
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Locations: West Elementary School
Departments: CNP Managers
Email:

Christa White

Titles: CHS Lunchroom Manager
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Departments: CNP Managers
Email:

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Apply for Meal Benefits OnlineApply for Meal Benefits - Printable FormApply for Meal Benefits -  Spanish FormCCS Meals - Price ListCCS Policy: Free & Reduced Meal PricesPay OnlineCharged Meal PolicyRefund Request Form - printableWellness PolicySummer Meal Resources



Diet Prescription for School Meals A Guide to Smart Snacks 

 

Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data for School Meal Programs:

Some documents utilized by the Child Nutrition Program are required to request race and ethnicity data. The purpose of collecting race and ethnicity data is to determine how effectively the School Meal Programs are reaching potentially eligible students. Providing this data is voluntary. Responses are kept confidential and have no effect on eligibility.

*For those completing the Meal Benefits application, computers with Internet access are available in the following locations.
The Cullman City Schools' Central Office has a computer available in the main lobby. No appointment needed.
CCPS has a computer in the school office. 
Families of CHS students may use the student's Chromebook on the Free Cullman City wi-fi in the Warehouse District/Depot Park/Cullman Museum/Festhall area.
They may also use the CCS wi-fi at CHS or the Central Office.

The Cullman County Public Library offers computer stations with wi-fi.