Food & Nutrition

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Children Nutrition Team Strives to Innovate

Our Child Nutrition Team serves almost two million meals a year between breakfast and lunch.  The team is investing their time in new and improved products to ensure we are offering items students enjoy.  A taste testing method is used before each introduction, and the team is working to expand breakfast in the classroom and meal carts.  While staying within the requirements of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food & Nutrition Service, the team works hard to innovate and update our menus based on input from our students.

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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, 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.

Mission Statement

Vision

  • Maintain excellence in child nutrition.

Mission

  • To support academic excellence by providing high quality nutritious food to students.

Objectives

Child Nutrition Department will…

  • Adhere to the guidelines established by the National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program.
  • Maintain food and financial integrity.
  • Commit to individualized customer service to meet the needs of our students.
  • Support dignity, respect and the opportunity to pursue professional development of the team.
  • Promote leaders and innovators in child nutrition.
National School Lunch Program

Application

Non Pricing Program

National Breakfast Program

Non-Pricing Program

Summer Food Service Program

School Year 2018/2019

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Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program

What is the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP)?

A competitive grant issued by the USDA to provide fresh fruits and vegetables made available, free of cost, to students during the school day.

Goals of the FFVP

  • Create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices
  • Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience
  • Increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Make a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health.

Nutrition Education

Nutrition education plays a critical role in familiarizing and educating children on the variety of produce available, and their short and long-term health benefits. Morning announcements will feature fun facts about fruits and vegetables at the following participating sites:

Schools Participating

  • Bethune Elementary
  • Edison Elementary
  • Garfield Elementary

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Menu & Nutrition Information
Dietary Accommodation Form
Food & Beverage Policy

Snacks Sales

Food Sales

Classroom Sales

Wellness

Policy

Farm Cart

NUTRITION EDUCATION

The Farm Cart will enhance students nutrition knowledge as it will introduce easy preparation techniques when learning how to cook vegetables and assorted fruits. The Farm Cart will also combine food and cooking lessons in Math, Science, Social Studies and English.

We are available for in-class nutrition education lessons. Teachers may request a variety of nutrition education lessons such as:

  • Nutrition Bingo
  • Healthy Snacking
  • MyPlate Guide
  • 5-A-Day of Fruits & Vegetables
  • And much more….

Each presentation lasts 30-45 minutes and healthy snacks will be provided as part of the nutrition education lesson. Availability schedule coming soon….

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Wellness Committee

Invite to join committee Child.Nutrition@phxschools.org

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