Please contact Shawn Shaw, CNP Director for Menu information
Menus subject to change Due to availability of Foods or Emergency School Closings.
For Convenience, meals may be purchased by the month at local cafeterias.
8 oz. of Low-fat Non-Flavored & Flavored Milk is offered with Each Meal.
Assorted Cereal Bowl, Yogurt Cup, or Breakfast Barsmay be
offered or request daily.
A Grab-N-Go Sandwich Meals or Grab-N-Go Salad will be offered or may be requested daily.
These are self-contained meals consisting of meat, vegetable/fruit choices, bread and milk choices.
Here are some important facts about the new school meals:
The new school lunch provides 1/3 of the average daily calorie needs for kids by age.
Some highly active students, like athletes, may need more calories. Some schools may offer second helpings of fruits and vegetables. A second carton of milk may also be an option. Schools can also operate after-school snack .
In practice, many students are being served the same amounts of protein as before under the new standards.
Your child can learn good habits for life by making healthy food choices and getting proper exercise now. This year is a transition year as schools implement these new standards and work together with parents, to ensure that every child, in every community across America, has access to healthy and nutritious meals. Encourage them to try new foods and eat the healthy food offered. Reinforce healthy eating by offering similar new foods at home. Keep updated on the changes at www.fns.usda.gov/healthierschool
HEALTHIER CHOICES FOCUS!
Inresponse to growing concerns over obesity especially among our children the Bessemer City Schools Child Nutrition Program has joined many school nutrition programs across the State and Nation in an all out effort to align our daily menu choices to meet the guiding principles for eating healthier at school.Daily Menus are planned to provide opportunities for students to select and consume more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nonfat or low-fat dairy products. This along with efforts made by the total school environment will certainly enable our students to make wiser choices for life-long health and wellness!
Offer vs Serve-
What students are to select for healthy meal eating habits.
Lunch: Students must select 3, 4, or 5 of the 5 offered components for a reimbursable meal. The 5 lunch selections include: meat, bread, 2 vegetable/fruit choices and milk choices.
Non-Discrimination Statement - January 2016 revision
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.
Non-Discrimination Statement - Spanish - January 2016 revision
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, credo religioso, discapacidad, edad, creencias políticas, 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 con discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] llamando al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.