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Make a Healthy Plate
Make a Healthy Plate

The Sumter County Child Nutrition Program has a passion for promoting healthy lifestyles grounded in excellent nutrition. We believe that this message can effectively be spread by changing the habits and choices of the school-age demographic. It is the goal of our program to offer high quality, nutritious meals to each child, each day, with excellence.

 

 

 

 

 

July 31, 2017

Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to inform you that Sumter County Board of Education will be implementing a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the   Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 2017-2018.

What does this mean for you and your children attending the schools of Sumter County Board of Education?

Great news for you and your household! All enrolled students of Sumter County Board of Education are eligible to receive a healthy, reimbursable breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your students each day of the 2017-2018 school year. No further action is required of you. Your students will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application.

If a la carte items are selected, each student will be required to pay for additional items at the food prices approved by our district’s board of education.

If we can be of any further assistance, please contact Sumter County’s Child Nutrition Program (CNP) office at (205) 652-2271.

Sincerely,

Heather Shambry

Heather Shambry

CNP Director

 

 

 

 Non-discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

 

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

 

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

 

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

 

(1) correo: 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; o

 

(3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.