Bid for 2016-2017 School Nutrition Program food, supplies and chemicals
National School Lunch Week Oct. 9-13, 2017
  • School Lunch- Recipes for Success!
                       

     

    National School Lunch Week is Oct. 9-13.  It was created in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy.  It is a week-long celebration filled with events and activities designed to promote the benefits of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).  The NSLP was signed into law in 1946 (Richard B. Russell Act), and is the largest of the federal child nutrition programs. More than 30 million students are served healthy lunches every school day----that's 5 billion annually!  Ninety-five (95) percent of U.S. elementary and secondary school students are enrolled in schools that participate in the NSLP.

     

    So, come join us for lunch!  We appreciate your support and participation in the School Nutrition Program.

ONLINE APPLICATION FOR FREE and REDUCED MEALS
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    Dear Parent/Guardian,

    Jones County School Nutrition is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online for the 2017-2018 school year!  The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, FAST and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere, 24/7 where there is an internet connection.  Your data is transmitted to the School Nutrition Office the same day you apply, allowing quicker processing so you can receive eligible benefits faster.                 Here's how to apply:  visit the jonesco.heartlandapps.com link above; follow the easy to use, step-by-step screens to enter student and household information.

My School Bucks!
  • My School Bucks! For School Meals! CLICK HERE!

     

    Meal Payments made EASY!  So feed the child and the brain all in one!

    Pay for school meals anytime, anywhere from your computer or smart phone!

    Create a FREE account now to get started!  Sign up today!

OCTOBER MENUS 2017
Smart Snacks in Schools

Is Your Snack a Smart Snack? 
Product Calculator

Take the guesswork out of nutrition guidelines with the new Alliance Product Calculator for Smart Snacks! Simply enter the product information, answer a few questions, and determine whether your beverage, snack, side or entrée item meets the new USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines.

Link to the Alliance Product Calculator



School Wellness Program and Policy
  • Local School Wellness Policy
    The Jones County Board of Education is committed to providing a school environment that enhances learning and development of lifelong wellness practices, including but limited to fostering good eating habits to maintain healthy weight management for a life time.

    A healthy school environment goes beyond school meals in the cafeteria. A healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy weight requires a combination of healthy food choices and appropriate amount of physical activity.  All foods made available on school campuses should offer children nutritious choices and physical activity should be incorporated into the school day as often as possible. The healthy, physically active child is more likely to be academically successful.

    To accomplish the School Wellness Policy goals, the following components will be addressed:
    • Nutrition programs comply with federal, state and local requirements and are accessible to all students.
    • Sequential and interdisciplinary nutrition education is provided and promoted.
    • Patterns of meaningful physical activity connect to students' lives outside of physical education.
    • All school-based activities are consistent will local wellness policy goals.
    • All foods and beverages made available on campus during the school day (including vending, a la carte, student stores) are consistent with the awareness for a healthier lifestyle.
    • All foods made available on campus adhere to food safety and security guidelines.
    • The school environment is safe, comfortable, pleasing, and allows ample time and space for eating meals.
    • Wellness Policy Committee will consist of members representing the local Board of Education, Administration, faculty, nurses, Physical Education/Health faculty, students, parents and community representatives.  This committee will meet-semi-annually.
Mission of School Nutrition Programs

The mission of the

School Nutrition Program is

"To advance the availability, quality and acceptance of the School Nutrition Program as an integral part of education."

We welcome your constructive comments, questions, and feedback about our program. You may contact

Roslyn Foster, School Nutrition Director 

[email protected]

(478) 986-1390

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.