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Mission Statement

We are dedicated to students' health, well-being and their ability to learn. We support learning by offering nutritious foods, to serve meals on time so that class schedules are met, to provide a friendly atmosphere and to greet students with a smile. We encourage each student to participate.

 

The Tipton County School Nutrition program is responsible for providing nutritious meals for students in all of our schools. School Nutrition participates in the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program. The United States Department of Agriculture administers these programs and has established guidelines that must be followed by the district.

 

 

LATEST NEWS

Beginning in August 2022, the School Nutrition Department will change back to the way it operated before March 2020.

 

The federal government allowed schools to offer free meals to all students during the pandemic, but Congress did not extend this benefit for the upcoming school year (2022 – 2023).  Breakfast and lunch will still be available to all students; however, they will not be free to all students. That means that families are highly encouraged to complete the Free and Reduced-price Family Application to qualify for free or reduced-price meals.  The students who do not qualify for free or reduced-priced meals must pay full price for breakfast and lunch.

To complete a Free and Reduced-price Meals Family Application, please go to https://paypams.com/OnlineApp
 
 
 
 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

 

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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, 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:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: [email protected].

 

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