Fulton County Food Service Department
All Fulton County students will receive a Breakfast and Lunch at no cost under CEP program guidelines.
All Fulton County schools are now qualified under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Community Eligibility Provision. All of our schools will participate, which means ALL students at ALL schools may receive free breakfast and lunch each day.
For the program to work, Nutrition Director, Lindsey Bridges, is encouraging all students to choose a breakfast and lunch option. All students will be able to grab a hot breakfast and spend time with their friends before the school day begins. Then join your friends at lunch for a hot meal.
For more information, please contact the nutrition office at 270-236-3923, or email Lindsey.Bridges@Fulton.kyschools.us.
Eating school breakfast can help a child learn.
We've heard the saying for decades: "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." And science continues to support this claim. In fact, research specifically points to school breakfast as a major contributor to academic success. According to a 2016 FRAC research brief on Breakfast for Learning, "student academic achievement increases, especially for math, when schools offer the School Breakfast Program" and "students who participate in school breakfast show improved attendance, behavior, and academic performance as well as decreased tardiness". The brief went on to identify an association between school breakfast participation and lower body mass index, a lower probability of being overweight and a lower probability of obesity. It's clear that eating breakfast not only improves student academic performance but other health outcomes as well. Fulton County offers breakfast at all our schools before the day starts. Come join us for some awesome meals!
Special Meal Accommodations
MEAL SUBSTITUTIONS FOR MEDICAL OR SPECIAL DIETARY REASONS
USDA Regulation 7 CFR Part 15b requires substitutions or modifications in school meals for children whose disabilities restrict their diets. A child with a disability must be provided substitutions in foods when that need is supported by a signed statement from a licensed physician.
In Cases of Food Allergy
Generally, children with food allergies or intolerances do not have a disability as defined under either Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or Part B of IDEA, and the school food service may, but is not required to, make food substitutions for them. However, when in the licensed physician’s assessment, food allergies may result in severe, life-threatening (anaphylactic) reactions, the child’s condition would meet the definition of “disability”, and the substitutions prescribed by the licensed physician must be made.
School food service may make food substitutions, at their discretion, for individual children who do not have a disability, but who are medically certified as having a special medical or dietary need. Such determinations are only made on a case-by-case basis. This provision covers those children who have food intolerances or allergies, but do not have life-threatening reactions (anaphylactic reactions) when exposed to the food(s) to which they have problems.
Medical Statement for Children with Special Dietary Needs
Each special dietary request must be supported by a statement explaining the requested food substitution and must be signed by a recognized medical authority. The Medical Statement must include:
- An identification of the medical or other special dietary condition which restricts the child’s diet;
- The food or foods to be omitted from the child’s diet; and
- The food or choice of foods to be substituted.
If we do not receive a medical statement from a recognized medical authority, your child will receive a regular lunch tray. Medical statements completed by parents or guardians will not be accepted.
MEDICAL STATEMENT TO REQUEST SPECIAL MEALS AND/OR ACCOMMODATIONS
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, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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