FOOD SHOULD ALWAYS BE WITHIN REACH.
If you are on free/reduced lunch or don't always have food at home, visit FoodFinder to find local pantries where you can get help with food for free.
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DID YOU KNOW THAT...
One in six, or 13 million children in America live in households without consistent access to adequate food?
Every Monday morning, school nutrition professionals witness this hunger on some of the faces of students eagerly waiting in line for a school breakfast after a long weekend without enough to eat. This is why school meals are so important. It is our professional obligation and pleasure to serve children with the nutritious meals needed to help them succeed academically. It is also our responsibility to help parents/guardians secure school meals with applications for eligibility. Applications are accepted throughout the school year. So apply today!
Unpaid Meals and Charge Policies: Review our policy listed with the menu listing.
PARENTS, YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!
Please be sure to keep enough money in your child's meal account to help us avoid any unpleasant circumstances with students during breakfast and lunch. MySchoolBucks.com is our school meal payment system that can help track your child's meal activity and available funds on a daily basis.
School nutrition professionals are passionate about ensuring all students have access to healthy school meals. They work throughout the year to enroll eligible students in the free or reduced price meals program. Non-enrolled students must pay for their meals to cover food and labor costs. When non-enrolled students "charge" meals, unpaid meal debt can quickly accumulate to create a significant financial burden that can impact the quality of meals for all students. Your support, understanding and cooperation is appreciated.
NOTICE: Menus are posted by individual schools this month so that Managers may reduced inventory for year-end close out. Menus are still subject to change without notice due to product availability, the availability of USDA commodities; unavailability of certain purchased foods, weather conditions affecting deliveries, future nutrient analysis, etc.
School Wellness Program and Policy
Local School Wellness Policy
The Jones County Board of Education is committed to providing a school environment that enhances learning and development of lifelong wellness practices, including but limited to fostering good eating habits to maintain healthy weight management for a life time.
A healthy school environment goes beyond school meals in the cafeteria. A healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy weight requires a combination of healthy food choices and appropriate amount of physical activity. All foods made available on school campuses should offer children nutritious choices and physical activity should be incorporated into the school day as often as possible. The healthy, physically active child is more likely to be academically successful.
Mission of School Nutrition Programs
The mission of the School Nutrition Program is to advance the availability, quality and acceptance of the School Nutrition Program as an integral part of education.
We welcome your constructive comments, questions, and feedback about our program. You may contact
Roslyn Foster, School Nutrition Director
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.