Warren County Schools, TN

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2023/2024 SCHOOL YEAR INFORMATION

PUBLIC RELEASE

Warren County School District announces its policy for free and reduced-price meals for children served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program.  For School Year 2023-2024 Warren County School District will continue participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). No further action is required of you.

This USDA provision allows your child(ren) to participate in the school meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.  Parents or guardians who need further information may contact Terri Mullican, Child Nutrition Program Director at 931.668.4022.  


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 23/24 school year at the following sites:

Bobby Ray Elementary and West 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, 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: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from 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:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    Program.Intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

12/09/2022

To file a complaint, follow the instructions listed in the Non-Discrimination Statement above. 

Terri Mullican

Terri Mullican

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

Russell Pedigo

Maintenance Supervisor, School Nutrition
CENTRAL OFFICE