Child Nutrition Program
The goal of the Child Nutrition Department is to provide affordable and nutritious meals to students in our school system. The Jackson County School District provides healthy and appetizing school meals based on the USDA’s nutrition guidelines so that students are engaged and ready to learn in school. All meals include a variety of fresh fruit and vegetable choices, and a variety of non-fat or low-fat milk.
Link to Online Free and Reduced Meal Application:Click Here to Make Online Meal Payments Via PayPams:
Link to Nutrislice Online Menu App and Nutrition Information:
Break for a Plate Website:
Wellness Committee Invitation:
The Jackson County School District is seeking community members and parents to serve on the district wellness policy committee. We recognize that healthy students are better prepared to learn and succeed in school.
The wellness committee will focus on developing and advancing the district wellness policy in order to create a healthier school environment focused on improving health and wellness outcomes for school children and staff.
If you or someone you know is interested please contact Jennifer Pritchett, CNP Director at 256-259-9511; firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and to indicate your interest in serving on the committee.
Breakfast is offered daily in all Jackson County School Cafeterias. We provide hot and cold breakfast options as well as grab n go bags.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for children, as it provides the necessary energy for a day of learning and achievement. Eating a nutritious breakfast at school can give children an extra edge. Research has shown many benefits of school breakfast, including:
- Academic achievement- students who eat school breakfast have greater gains in standardized test scores and show improvements in math, reading, and vocabulary.
- Improved Behavior- students who participate in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) are late or absent from school less often.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.