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Child Nutrition Program

Mission Statement



The mission of Lowndes County's Child Nutrition Program is to prepare and serve nutritious, appealing meals to all of the students of Lowndes County in an environment that is safe, clean, and sanitized.  These meals will be served in a positive and cheerful manner by a highly dedicated staff.

Goals of the Child Nutrition Program

1. Comply with federal, state, and local requirements.

2.  Be accessible to all students.

3.  Provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks(where applicable) to all students.

4.  Serve food that is fresh and in the best condition.

5.  To treat everyone with dignity and respect at all times.

Community Eligibility Program

All enrolled students of the Lowndes County Public Schools are eligible to receive a healthy, reimbursable breakfast and lunch at school at no charge. No further action is required of you. Your students will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application. 

If a la carte items are selected, each student will be required to pay for additional items at the food prices approved by our district’s board of education.

Our meals meet the new USDA Nutrition Standards, which require the following:

  1. Fat-free and 1% milk choices
  2. More whole grains
  3. Larger portions of fruit servings at breakfast and lunch
  4. Larger portions of vegetable servings and specific vegetable types that must be served (dark green, red/orange, beans/peas, etc.)
  5. Fewer portions of meat
  6. Age-appropriate calorie limits
  7. Less sodium
  8. Less saturated fat

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

USDA Non-Discrimination 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:, 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:

1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or 3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.






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