NATIONAL SCHOOL BREAKFAST WEEK
MARCH 4-8, 2019
Thank you for your support of our School Breakfast Program!
Did you know that....
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it "breaks" the "fast "
that the body has been on while sleeping and provides "fuel" to start the day?
According to research, breakfast helps students score higher on standardized tests.
Breakfast helps students with better concentration and memory.
Breakfast helps student be more alert and maintain a healthy weight.
Breakfast helps students reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math.
So what are you waiting for? Send your children our way for a healthy breakfast to start a wonderful day!
2018-2019 FREE AND REDUCED MEAL APPLICATIONS
Jones County School Nutrition Program is still accepting applications for Free and Reduced meals. The fastest, private, easiest and most secure way to apply is online, using the application link on the right side of this page. Or parents can request a paper application from their child's school. Eligibility from the online application can be determined the same day the application is received in the School Nutrition office. A letter of eligibility will then be provided to the signer of the application.
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!
We send our sincere THANK YOU to parents, students and faculty for your continuous support of the School Nutrition Program and its mission of being an integral part of the educational day, to feed minds and bodies.
Unpaid Meals and Charge Policies: PARENTS, YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!
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. Please be sure to keep enough money in your child's meal account to help keep our program operating with the quality of food you desire, along with adequate staffing to prepare and serve the breakfast and lunch meals.
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 future nutrient analyses; the availability of USDA commodities; unavailability of certain purchased foods, weather conditions affecting deliveries.
School Wellness Program and Policy
Local School Wellness PolicyThe 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.