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CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM

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Iberville Parish continues to strive to provide healthier meals for students.  The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act is the most recent federal legislation which provides updated nutrition standards for school meals, based on expert science-based recommendations from the Institute of Medicine.  These nutrition standards coincide with the MyPlate graphic, developed by the USDA to illustrate how healthier menu selections should shape your plate.  Please visit MyPlate.gov for more information on healthy eating.

Notice:  Availibility of Free Meals in School Year 2021-2022 

Iberville Parish School Board announced its policy today that this school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year.  Each school/site or central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed upon request.

While no application or eligibility determination is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, income eligibility requirements will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year. 

 

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:  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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Spanish Version

Comunicado de prensa para la opción perfecta de verano Comidas gratuitas en el año escolar 2021-2022 

Iberville Parish School Board anunció hoy su política de que este año escolar, se ofrecerán comidas saludables todos los días escolares a todos los estudiantes sin costo alguno. Por lo general, el hogar de un estudiante debe cumplir con los requisitos de elegibilidad de ingresos para calificar para comidas gratis o de precio reducido. Sin embargo, el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA) emitió una guía que permite a las escuelas ofrecer comidas a todos los estudiantes sin costo para el año escolar 2021-2022.  Cada escuela / sitio u oficina central tiene una copia de la política, que se puede revisar a pedido.

Si bien no se requiere una solicitud o determinación de elegibilidad para que su estudiante reciba comidas gratis este año escolar, los requisitos de elegibilidad de ingresos probablemente se reanudarán en el año escolar 2022-2023. 

 

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las regulaciones y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de EE. UU. (USDA), el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas y empleados, y las instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA tienen prohibido discriminar por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad o represalia o represalia por una actividad anterior de derechos civiles en cualquier programa o actividad realizada o financiada por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que requieran medios alternativos de comunicación para la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas estadounidense, etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia (estatal o local) donde solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con problemas de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas además del inglés.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, complete el formulario Discriminación del programa del USDA Formulario de quejas, (AD-3027) que se encuentra en línea en:  https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o escriba una carta dirigida al USDA y proporcione en la carta toda la información solicitada en la forma. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de quejas, llame al (866) 632-9992. Envíe su formulario completo o carta al USDA por: 

  1.   correo:del Departamento de Agricultura de EE. UU.

                Oficina del Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles

                1400 Independence Avenue, SW

                Washington, DC 20250-9410;

       (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o

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

Esta institución es un proveedor de igualdad de oportunidades.

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If you believe you experienced discrimination when obtaining services from USDA, participating in a USDA program, or a program that receives financial assistance from USDA, you may file a complaint with USDA. OASCR, through the Office of Adjudication, will investigate and resolve complaints of discrimination in programs operated or assisted by USDA.

See Child Nutrition Information for Parents to access the USDA Complaint Form and Instructions

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And Justice For All Poster

 

CEP STATEMENT​

Making positive eating choices just got a little easier.

Iberville Parish School Board participates in an innovative school nutrition program intended to encourage students to enjoy wholesome, nutritious meals at school while eliminating paperwork for parents.

The program, known as Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a means of ensuring students get the food they need to do their best at school. Recent studies reveal that when students are hungry, they are often distracted in the classroom, they are absent from school more often and score lower on standardized tests.

The program allows all Iberville Parish School Board students to receive breakfast and lunch at school at no cost to the student or their household. Additionally, no school meal application is required.

This community-based program will only be as successful as the community that supports it. The greater the number of students that participate in the program by enjoying breakfast and lunch at school, the more successful the program will be for achieving the academic goals of the district, so please encourage your children to participate in school meal programs

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement  – April 2021 For 2021-2022 

Please access the above link. 

CHILD NUTRITION INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

All enrolled students of an Iberville Parish public school site are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2021-2022 school year. 

 

Contact Information

Iberville Parish School Board
58030 Plaquemine Street
Plaquemine, Louisiana 70764
Schedule:

Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00

 

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