Food Services and Nutrition

Food Service
Tabitha Napier
Food Service Director

606-666-2491
tabitha.napier@breathitt.kyschools.us

WELCOME TO A CEP DISTRICT!

In other words....all kids eat breakfast and lunch
FREE of charge!!!


The Breathitt County School District currently participates in the following national food service programs:

National School Lunch Program - District-wide
School Breakfast Program - District-wide
Afterschool Snack Program - BHS via 21st Century Grant
Summer Feeding Program - Sites TBD
Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program - HTS, MRC, SES
 
The Breathitt County School district and it’s foodservice employees are dedicated to providing nutritious and well – balanced meals to all students and faculty. We currently provide meals to approximately 1,870 P–12 students across the district. Our foodservice staff consists of 26 certified cook/bakers, 4 part-time custodians, and a Registered Dietitian.
 

USDA Non Discrimination 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Looking for Wellness Policy Committee Members!
 
We are looking for individuals that are interested in serving on the district wellness policy committee. This group will meet annually, possibly twice a year to develop and implement policies relative to the well being of the student of our district. The first meeting will be scheduled for late October/early November.
 
If interested in serving, please contact Tabitha Napier at 606-693-4915 or Tabitha.Napier@Breathitt.kyschools.us.
 

Virtual Public Forum
 

There will be a public forum open to everyone on January 25th at the virtual Breathitt County Board of Education board meeting at 5:00.  Any comments regarding the 2021-2022 Nutrition & Physical Activity Report Card are welcome. The report card is posted on the district website and can be found by clicking the department tab at the top of the page and scrolling down to food services/nutrition. The report card is posted as a link on the department page. Please contact Tabitha Napier RD, LD at 606-693-4915 with any questions.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!

Breathitt County Schools will be participating in the Seamless Summer Option of National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.  As part of this program, Highland Turner Elementary School, Breathitt County High School, Sebastian Elementary School, and Marie Roberts – Caney Elementary School will offer healthy meals every school day at NO COST to all enrolled students for school year 2021-2022.  Students will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a household application.

For more information, you may call Tabitha Napier at 606-693-4915 or e-mail at Tabitha.Napier@Breathitt.kyschools.us.

 

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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!

Breathitt County Board of Education Receives USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Grant

 

Breathitt County Board of Education is pleased to announce that Highland Turner Elementary School, Sebastian Elementary School, and Marie Roberts Caney Elementary School are recipients of the federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) funded and regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The FFVP provides all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day. It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options. The FFVP also encourages community partnerships to support the schools when they offer free fruits and vegetables to children during the school day. The goal of the FFVP is to:

• create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices

• expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience

• increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption

• make a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health

 

School selection was based upon submitted applications from elementary schools that operate the National School Lunch Program and that have 50 percent or more of their students eligible for free/reduced-price meals. Priority was given to schools with the highest percentage of free and reduced-price eligible students. Kentucky received more than 3.8 million dollars in FFVP funding for the 2022 Federal Fiscal Year. Each participating school will receive funds to operate the program based on approximately $50 per student. The participating schools is listed below:

 

Site Name

 Award Amount

Highland Turner Elementary

$12,720.00

Sebastian Elementary

$29,100.00

Marie Roberts Caney Elementary

$15,120.00

FFVP Grant Total

$56,940.00

 

2020-2021 Nutrition Report & Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program District Report - Now Available under Department Documents!
 
2020-2021 WELLNESS POLICY - NOW AVAILABLE UNDER DEPARTMENT DOCUMENTS!

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