Bells ISD Child Nutrition Services

EZ SCHOOL PAY

FORMS:

Free and Reduced Meal Application

Menus - Bells Elementary; Pritchard JH and Bells HS

Meal Prices

NOTICES: 

Free Meals for 2021-2022

Bells ISD will once again provide healthy meals to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year. All families must still complete the free/reduced lunch form.

WELLNESS POLICY

Mission Statement

The mission of Bells ISD Child Nutrition Program is to encourage wellness in all areas of food nutrition and education. We will empower and support all students while promoting healthy food in a fun environment.

 

Goals and Objectives

  • To maintain safe, sanitary conditions for food preparation by adhering to Child Nutrition Standard Operating Procedures resulting in a product of the highest quality possible.

  • To offer safe, appetizing meals that help students meet their daily nutritional requirements.

  • To educate student and general public on good nutrition and desirable food habits.

  • To help provide a positive environment in which to eat school meals.

  • To provide school breakfast/lunch as a regular part of each school program, offering nutritional and educational opportunities for the students as a functional, positive experience in his/her school day.

  • To provide excellence in food quality and service.

  • Strive to be cheerful, polite and the best possible example for our students.

  • To comply with all local, state and national guidelines for the Bells ISD Child Nutrition Department, including but not limited to strict adherence to confidentiality concerning student meal program status and information.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights

regulations and policies, the USDA, its 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 than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination

Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html 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:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

ADA Compliant 10/10/2018

 

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos

civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe

que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran

programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, credo religioso,

discapacidad, edad, creencias políticas, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de

derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la

información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de

señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron

los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o con discapacidades del habla

pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de

Retransmisión] llamando al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede

proporcionar en otros idiomas.

 

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de

Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en:

http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_Compliant_6_8_12_

0.pdf. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en

la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de

denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o

(3) correo electrónico: intake@usda.gov.

 

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Contact

Shannon Keating, Child Nutrition Director

shannon.keating@bellsisd.net