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Welcome back for 2023-24 school year! We are excited to launch our school nutrition program this year. AAJP remains a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school. This means that students will receive free breakfast and lunch again this year. We are excited to share this information with you!
We need your help to ensure we can continue to offer free meals; we will need to collect data from each family. The data required will be basic household information, and financial eligibility information. We will need each family to complete a Free and Reduced Lunch application. You can find the links for the application and instructions on this page. Please help us continue to offer free meals by filling out the Free and Reduced Lunch application.
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Please review the following information.
A Special Dietary Needs Request Form may be submitted to Food and Nutrition Services to ensure that proper foods are provided. Request the form by emailing email@example.com.
Under federal regulations, a Special Dietary Needs Request must be completed by a licensed physician (when identifying a disability such as a life-threatening food allergy or diabetes) or a recognized medical authority (RMA) when identifying a non-disabling medical condition, such as a food intolerance. For special dietary needs request purposes, an RMA includes a licensed physician, doctor of osteopathy, licensed physician’s assistant, ARNP, or licensed naturopathic physician.
Personal or religious food preferences, such as vegan, vegetarian or halal, do not meet the definition of a disabling or non-disabling medical condition for which a special school meal will be provided. Families and students are encouraged to become familiar with the school meal menu to identify the days when these menu options are readily available.
Managing food allergies in school is a team effort; our kitchen staff works collaboratively with school administration and our school nurse to ensure that the needs of students with food allergies are addressed. On a daily basis, our menus provide students with menu choices allowing each child to select food items that meet their taste preferences and allergy needs.
If your child has a special diet concern, please be sure to complete the Special Dietary Needs Request form (request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org) and submit a copy to the main office. Accommodations will be made as necessary.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and non-profit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. Additional information about the NSLP.
While we have some flexibility in what foods we offer to our students, we are required to plan our menus in accordance with guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
These guidelines are designed to:
Which translates into the following for our students:
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: www.ascr.usda.gov, 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:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
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(3) Email: email@example.com
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