FOOD & NUTRITION SERVICES UPDATE
As school foodservice programs are making preparations to return to normal service and menus, we are facing unprecedented issues with the supply chain that will cause us to alter our posted menus with little to no notice. We are working closely with our distributors and manufacturers to secure both the food and supply items needed to support our program.
While it is our intention to serve the posted menu each day at every school, supply issues willnot make this possible throughout the school year until the supply chain issues are rectified. We will always attempt to substitute the scheduled menu item with another that is as similar as possible to the extent we are able to do so.
Please know that we will always provide wholesome meals each and every day.
The mission of Ferndale School District’s Child Nutrition Department is to provide healthy food choices to our students to promote readiness to learn and encourage life-long healthy eating habits. We are committed to providing nutritious food and excellent customer service to all students, parents, and staff.
It’s more than a meal application! State funding for schools is allocated to districts based on meal applications, so please help students in our district by filling out an application.
We strongly encourage ALL parents/guardians to submit a meal application. Completing an application takes less than 10 minutes, and parents only need to complete one meal application per family.
Applications can be filled out on paper at the link below or online via Skyward Family Access, and only one Meal Application is needed per family.
2021-2022 Ferndale School District Free and Reduced Application (English)2021-2022 Ferndale School District Free and Reduced Application (Spanish)
Families may also be interested in applying for Washington’s Basic Food Program.
Every eligible form counts! Every eligible form that is not submitted meals lost resources for our schools. Filling out the School Meal Application may help provide:
SCHOOL MEAL INFORMATION 2021-2022
FREE MEALS FOR ENROLLED STUDENTS
School breakfast and lunch are free for all students at all school during the 2021-22 school year. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has continued its nationwide pandemic waivers allowing school food service departments to continue to serve healthy school meal options to all enrolled students for free.
Why Choose School Meals?
· It’s Tasty! Healthy and well-balanced meals offered daily.
· It’s Easy! Time saving and convenient for busy families.
· It’s Affordable! Breakfast and lunch will be served to all enrolled students for free during the 2021-22 school year.
· Menu selections expanded for more options in both entrée and side dishes
· Menus meet the USDA guidelines and are age appropriate
· Menus and nutritional/allergy information are available online (TITAN LINK)
What makes a Meal?
· Ferndale School District follows strict USDA meal pattern requirements, to ensure all students are receiving healthy, well-balanced meals.
· Breakfast includes: Breakfast entrée, fruit, juice, and milk
· Lunch includes: Meat (or meat alternative), grains, milk, fruits, and vegetables
To inquire about your student(s) meal accounts, please send an email to: Renetta.firstname.lastname@example.org
For a copy of the District’s Nutrition and Physical Fitness Policy, please call 360-383-9213.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, it’s 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 them English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer 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 mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of theAssistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fm: (202) 690- 7442; or email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.