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    9/28/17 - National School Lunch Week

    Celebrate National School Lunch Week with us October 9-13

    National School Lunch Week will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily in the Cabarrus County Schools Cafeterias.  In celebration we will be serving up special menu items:  Steak Nachos, our new Speedway Burger and Fruit Explosion.

    School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, whole grains and less fat and sodium.  Nathional School Lunch Week helps us educate parents ad students about all the benefits of our lunch program, and the appealing choices we offer.

    The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals to students every day. The program, which has been serving the nation’s children for over 60 years, requires school meals to meet federal nutrition standards like offering fruits and vegetables every day, serving whole grain-rich foods, and limiting fat, calories, and sodium.

    The “Recipes for Success” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association. Parents and students can follow the fun using the hashtag #NSLW17

     

    9/6/17 - Fresh Fruit & Veggie Program

     

    FFVP

    We are excited to announce that the FFVP program will start up this week for all Wolf Meadow Elementary students.  The FFVP is a USDA funded grant that provides a fresh fruit or vegetable snack to all students.  We serve these snacks three times per week through the end of May.

    This is an exciting opportunity for School Nutrition to lay the foundation in healthy eating habits with our students.  The program offers an opportunity for students to try new items outside of their comfort zone.

    Statistically students who have benefitted from this USDA Grant go on to develop healthy eating habbits beyond elementary school.

Did you know.......

    • We are a self-supporting entity of Cabarrus County Schools.  We participate in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program.  We also participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant Program, Universal Breakfast Program and provide After School Snacks to sites who qualify.  In addition, we have 7 schools qualifying for the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) for the 2017-2018 school year. 
    • There are 37 food service operations, including the Opportunity School, PLC and two Early Colleges.
      • 20 Elementary Schools
      • 8 Middle Schools
      • 7 High Schools
    • In 2016-2017, we served 2,770,738 lunches; 1,078,063 breakfasts and 59,352 after school snacks to our students.
    • We employ over 300 food service professionals.
    • As a district, SNP has an average overall health inspection of 99.2.
    • All of SNP employees take required sanitation training.  All Cafeteria Managers and at least 1 employee are required to become ServSafe Certified.  We currently have 138 employees who are ServSafe Certified.

CEP Provision Announcement

  • School Nutrition is pleased to announce the implantation of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) at the following Cabarrus County Schools for the 2017-2018 school year:

     

    • Beverly Hills Elementary
    • Royal Oaks Elementary
    • Winecoff Elementary
    • Opportunity School
    • W.M. Irvin Elementary
    • Wolf Meadow Elementary
    • Concord Middle School

     

    What is CEP?

    In a CEP School, ALL enrolled students receive a nutritious Breakfast & Lunch at no cost, regardless of family income.

     

    What if my student transfers to a school that is not CEP?

    If your student receives a meal or transfers to a school that is not a part of the CEP program, you will be responsible for the cost of your child's meal.  You may aply for Free or Reduced Meal Benefits at that time if you feel your family qualifies.  The cost of breakfast is $1.15 for elementary and $1.30 for secondary.  Lunch is $2.55 for elementary and $2.65 for secondary.

     

    What about siblings?

    If you have children who are enrolled in a non-CEP school, you will be responsible for the cost of meals provided to the child at that non-CEP school.  However, if you feel your family may qualify for Free or Reduced meal benefits, you are encouraged to complete a Free & Reduced Meal Application on-line at lunchappliation.com, or see the school Cafeteria Manager for a paper application to apply.

     

    What if my child wants extras?

    CEP covers the cost of a breakfast and lunch meal each day.  For an additional entree or snack, you will be responsible to cover the cost of those items.

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Last Modified on September 28, 2017