Food Services Department

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Welcome

Welcome to the Nashville School District's Food Services Page.

Free/ReducedMeals


To apply for free and reduced price school meals please complete the form and return to:

Nashville Public Schools
600 N 4th Street
Nashville, AR 71852
Attention: Julie Smith

Free & Reduced Meal Form

Meal Charge and Delinquent Debt Policy

Model Wellness Policy USDA

 

OnlinePayments


Make Payments to your child's meal account online! The student ID number will be needed to set up an account, where parents can make a payment for meals or view the students account.  Parents can go to the school website under food service and there will be a link for the MySchoolAccount payment option.  Parents may also pay for meals at the student’s school cafeteria or to the food service director located at the school administration office.

www.MySchoolAccount.com

MySchoolAccount Parent Letter

 

ChildNutrition

The Nashville Schools Child Nutrition Program provides hot nutritious meals to students, staff and parents on a daily basis.  These meals are designed for students based on USDA guidelines and are consistent with the dietary guidelines for Americans. 

USDA provides menu planning guidelines including a meal pattern for the school lunch and breakfast programs. 

Please view our Nutrition Nuggets newsletter!

These are the new dietary guidelines for the 2014-2015 school year.

Calorie ranges vary for the different age groups:
Grade Level – K-5            Grade Level – 6-8               Grade Level – 9-12
Breakfast – 350-500                          Breakfast – 400-500                             Breakfast – 450-600
Lunch – 550-650                                Lunch – 600-700                                   Lunch – 750-850

Meal pattern for grades K-5 and 6-8:
8-9 of grains per week (K-5)  8-10 oz. of grains per week (6-8)
10-12 oz. of meat/meat alternative per week
3¾ cup vegetables weekly (must include: ½ cup dark green, ¾ cup red/orange,
    ½ cup legumes, ½ cup starchy and ½ cup other)
2 ½ cups fruit per week
1 cup milk (low-fat and fat free, flavored and unflavored) daily

Meal pattern for grades 9-12:
10 -12 oz. of grains per week or 2 servings per day
10 -12 oz. of meat/meat alternative per week
5 cups vegetables weekly (must include: ½ cup dark green, 1 ¼ cups read/orange,
   ½ cup legumes, ½ cup starchy and ¾ other)
5 cups fruit per week
1 cup milk (low-fat and fat free, flavored and unflavored) daily

For more information on the meal pattern you may go to ChooseMyPlate.gov.

School meal prices are as follows:
Breakfast Paid Student   ------------------ $1.25
Breakfast Reduced Student   ------------ $  .30
Breakfast Adult ------------------------------ $2.25

Lunch Paid Student -- --------------------- $2.00
Lunch Reduced Student ----------------- $   .40
Lunch Adult -----------------------------------$3.50

Ala Carte prices will be increased this school year due to higher food costs.

 

ChargePolicy

It is the policy of the Nashville School District to allow students to charge only on occasion when money is unavailable and the student would have to miss meal service.  This is a courtesy extended to the student and should not occur on a regular basis.

More than $10.00 in charges will be considered excessive and will not be permitted.   Any student denied meal service due to excessive charges will be encouraged to apply for free or reduced-priced meals.

Payment reminders are sent home weekly and when the charge limit is reached the Child Nutrition Director, Principal or Food Service Manager, will contact the parent or guardian requesting a meal be provided by the parent for the student.  Only when necessary an alternative meal will be provided by the school for students in grades K-6, until charges are paid.

We encourage all parents to fill out the meal application for this school year as the eligibility guidelines change each year.  Parents will be responsible for all charges incurred before the application is approved.   Students who were on free or reduced meals last year will have until September 7th to submit a new application for this school year.  After September 7th any students who have not turned in a new application we be charged full price for all meals.  Meal applications may be turned in any time during the school year if there is a change in income, members of household changes, or any other changes that could benefit the student’s eligibility.  Weekly payment reminders are sent home with the students.

 

Parents may wish to pay on our online EZ Pay website.  The student ID number will be needed to set up an account, where parents can make a payment for meals or view the students account.  Parents can go to the school website under food service and there will be a link for the EZ School payment option.  Parents may also pay for meals at the student’s school cafeteria or to the food service director located at the school administration office.

 

 

All students who have an outstanding balance for meals will be asked to pay when registering this school year.

 

FoodAllergy

If your child has a food allergy, please have your physician fill out the dietary form provided at registration and return to the school.  These forms are required to be completed yearly on any child who may need an alternate meal.

 

Wellness

The Nashville School District’s Wellness Committee meets at least 3 times per school year. The committee develops, reviews, updates, and implements the local school wellness policy as mandated by the Arkansas Department of Education.

We invite our school and community stakeholders to participate in the annual development of the wellness policy. Anyone interested in becoming a committee member should contact Rick Rebsamen, NES Assistant Principal and NSD Wellness Committee Chairman.

Rick Rebsamen

rick.rebsamen@nashvillesd.com

870-845-3262

 

Model Wellness Policy USDA

Wellness Committee Requirements Checklist – Implementation and Compliance - 2017

NSD Health and Wellness District Assessment – ACSIP/Indistar

 

 

If you have questions please call Julie Smith, Food Service Director, 870.845.7310.
We look forward to serving all students, parents, and staff!