National School Breakfast Week - March 7 - 11, 2016
Welcome to Jasper County Schools Food Services! We'd like to give you a few details about our program and how it serves our students, parents and community. First, know that our school board and superintendent place a high priority on serving our students the most nutritious meals possible, with really adequate portions for growing brains and bodies. We follow USDA regulations and state guidelines in our Child Nutrition Program and in many instances go beyond their standards.
COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY PROGRAM (CEP) CONTINUES FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR.......NO MEAL APPLICATIONS AREREQUIRED.Based on USDA guidelines, districts/schools with more than 62 percent of all students directly certified may be classified as Community Eligible, meaning all students are allowed to eat school meals at no cost to families. Directly certified is where the State Office of Nutrition Programs matches student enrollment records with state level DSS records for possible matches. This match creates a directly certified listing of students by county, district and school. Jasper County School District has 63.5 percent of all students directly certified. Using these numbers and other guideline information, all students in the District are allowed to receive school meals at no cost.
We currently participate in the National School Lunch Program, the National School Breakfast Program, The USDA Commodity Program, The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, the AfterSchool Snack Program and the Summer Food Service Program. We also provide meals to students with special dietary needs as indicated by their family physician. Click on each topic for more information.
Please know that our meals are USDA compliant. The total calories and saturated fat are within range at all grade levels. We serve only whole grain rich grains and breads and our milk is low fat, fat free and/or skimmed. Our foods are Smart Snack compliant. To see if your foods/snacks meet USDA requirements, click here.
As always, if you have questions, please feel free to contact us.
Our site, like our kitchens, is always cooking. Please visit us often to see what we are "cooking up"!!