Warren County Schools, TN

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2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR INFORMATION

The Warren County School District is a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) operating program.  This provision allows for all students in Warren County Schools to receive Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper at no cost.

For the 2021/2022 school year, the Warren County School Nutrition Program will operate under the Seamless Summer Option Program (SSO) which will allow us to provide and offer meals at no cost to all students of Warren County Schools and any children 1 to 18 years of age who are present in Warren County.

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THE FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PROGRAM

THE WARREN COUNTY SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAM IS DELIGHTED TO HAVE BEEN SELECTED FROM MANY DISTRICT APPLICANTS TO ADMINISTER THE FFVP FOR THE 2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR AT THE FOLLOWING SITES:

BOBBY RAY ELEMENTARY

  WEST ELEMENTARY

 HICKORY CREEK ELEMENTARY

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The Warren County School Nutrition Department is committed to provide meals that are nutritious, appetizing, and beneficial by implementing standards, procedures and requirements that are set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Tennessee State Department of Education (TNDOE).   The Warren County School Nutrition Program is dedicated to this commitment by offering high quality meals with a variety of Meat/Meat Alternates, 100% Fresh Fruit and Vegetable varieties, Whole Grains, and Low-Fat Milk options.  We believe that school meals are critical to student health and provide nutrition needed to young minds throughout the day that aids significantly in learning.  School meals have been shown to reduce food insecurity, obesity rates, and poor health.  (FRAC)  Our continuous goal is to provide meals that will gain and retain student participation, while ensuring that the program is self-supported financially.

The National School Breakfast Program (NSBP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are federally assisted meal programs, that focus on providing students low cost or no-cost meals that are nutritionally balanced each day.  The National School Lunch Program was founded under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1946.  The National School Breakfast Program began as a pilot project in 1966 and was made a permanent program by Congress in 1975.  Both programs require SFAs who are a part of the program to offer and serve Breakfast, Lunch, and Afterschool snacks in compliance with Federal meal pattern requirements.  Specific food items served within these meal patterns are up to the School Food Authority, however they must meet all State, Federal, and Health Authority standards, practices, and health regulations. 

The Warren County School Nutrition Program is an accredited SFA that takes part in the National School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program.  It is our duty and requirement to abide by and implement all State, Federal, and Health Authority standards, practices, and health regulations.

For more information on the NSBP and NSLP, please visit:

https://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/nutrition-standards-school-meals


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: How to File a Complaint, 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.

02/06/2020

Faye Taylor

Director of School Nutrition
CENTRAL OFFICE

 

Beth Elkins

Beth Elkins

Compliance Assistant School Nutrition
CENTRAL OFFICE

 

Renee Griffith

Renee Griffith

Compliance Assistant School Nutrition
CENTRAL OFFICE

 

Russell Pedigo

Maintenance Supervisor, School Nutrition
CENTRAL OFFICE

 

Russell Pedigo