Child Nutrition

June 12, 2024 ANNOUNCEMENT

Public Release Talladega City School District, today announced its policy for free and reduced-price meals for children served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program. For School Year 2024-2025 Talladega City School District will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). No further action is required of you. This USDA provision allows your child(ren) to participate in the school meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application. CEP is a key provision of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, which allows schools and school districts in low-income areas to eliminate school meal applications and serve breakfast and lunch at no charge to all enrolled students. CEP gives food service professionals more time to focus on preparing nutritious meals that their students will enjoy and gives students more time to eat those meals by cutting down on time spent in the lunch line. More importantly, by offering all students a nutritious breakfast and lunch at no cost, CEP helps ensure more students come to class well-nourished and ready to learn. Children need healthy meals to learn. Talladega City Schools offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast and lunch meals will follow the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines for healthy school meals, so please encourage students to participate. “In the operation of child feeding programs, no child will be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, national origin, age or disability.” Parents or guardians who need further information may contact Melody Bailey, Child Nutrition Program Director at 256-315-5610.

The breakfast program makes it possible for all students to have a good breakfast before going to class.
When buses arrive each morning, students eating breakfast at school go directly to the lunchroom.
We want all students to enjoy delicious meals for breakfast and lunch in order to allow them to be at their best for learning.
We are following all current USDA and Alabama Child Nutrition guidelines in providing delicious meals for FREE this school year.
Prices are as follows:
                                                Lunch              Breakfast
ALL STUDENTS                      FREE                 FREE
Student Extra Meals              $3.00                 $2.00
Employee                                $4.00                 $2.50
Adult Visitor                           $4.50                 $3.00
Extra milk/juice                      $ .50                  $ .50
State Bid for ALSDE for participating schools:
Child Nutrition Meal Service
Servicio de comidas de nutrición infantil
If you need assistance, contact Melody Bailey, Child Nutrition Coordinator at [email protected]
or call 256-315-5610.
Si necesita ayuda, comuníquese con Melody Bailey, coordinadora de nutrición infantil en [email protected] o llame al 256-315-5610.
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