About Our Program
10 months ago
About our Program
It is a well known fact that hungry students cannot learn! Students who practice healthy eating are better nourished, have better attendance, are more attentive, have less discipline problems, and have more energy. What better reason could there be to have your child participate in our National School breakfast and lunch program. Nutritious, well-balanced meals are offered every school day in all of our schools.
Webster County Schools Food Service employees have been well trained in sanitation and safety, quantity food preparation, menu planning, meal requirements, record keeping, personnel management, merchandising, and other related areas. They are experts in their fields. Please feel free to stop in and visit anytime.
School breakfast provides a serving of fruit, milk, and either, 2 servings of grain, or 1 serving of a meat and grain. School Lunch provides a serving of meat, fruit, vegetables, grain, and milk. Serving sizes vary by grade group to ensure students' nutritional are met.
Offer vs. Serve
Webster County School District operates all school cafeterias under the “Offer vs. Serve” provision, which is mandated in high school and recommended for elementary. Offer vs. Serve allows us to offer students a variety of foods to choose from within a menu, rather than serving five required menu components with no alternate choices or the choice to decline an item. This practice prevents waste because students will select and consume foods they like, which is preferable to serving students food they do not like and will often throw away.
With Offer vs. Serve, students are offered and encouraged to eat all five components from the menu but if they do not want the full meal, they must select at least three of the five components (one must be a serving of a fruit or vegetable). Offer vs. Serve is practiced during the breakfast meal also, and students may select three of the four food components offered (one must be a serving of fruit)
By Tammy Holcomb
Health & Wellness
6 months ago
Health & Wellness
Wellness Committee Meeting
The next meeting will be held March 28, 2019 at 1:30, at Webster County Schools Board of Education office.
Join Our Wellness Committee - The Webster County Board of Education Office Child Nutrition and Wellness wishes to extend an invitation to join our Wellness Committee. Our Wellness Policy promotes the well-documented link between nutrition, physical activity, and learning. It is the Wellness Committee’s role to help schools ensure students establish and maintain healthy eating and physical activity patterns that will last a lifetime.
The committee meets biannually to discuss important issues within our school system and serve as resources for implementing policies and procedures related to the health and fitness of students. We always welcome new members, whether they are parents, students, school personnel, or other interested individuals within our community. So please pass on the word and let us know if you are interested.
School Parties and Snacks
The Webster County Schools Wellness Policy allows school parties with administrative approval. We encourage the use of Federal Smart Snack Guidelines when selecting food items for school parties.
Each food item must:
- Be commercially packaged
- Have a Nutrition Facts panel and ingredient list (for students with allergies and/or special diets)
By Tammy Holcomb
10 months ago
Start your day the healthy way
All Webster County students receive free breakfast. Encourage your child to prepare for a day of learning by feeding their brain.
Eat a Healthy Breakfast
Kids benefit by starting each day with a healthy breakfast. Research shows that kids who eat breakfast regularly tend to be more alert in school, and, therefore, are able to learn better. They are also less likely to be overweight than kids who skip breakfast regularly. Eat breakfast and feed your brain!
Good for Kids; Good for Parents!
For parents with busy morning schedules, it’s sometimes difficult to ensure that kids are eating a healthy breakfast before they head off to school. Children often aren’t ready to eat right after waking up, and it can be challenging to find nutritious breakfast foods they like. Some kids refuse breakfast at home and discover that they’re hungry when they arrive at school. The School Breakfast Program provides a great option for parents.
As you may know, a great breakfast is offered for all students at school. Studies have proven that kids who eat breakfast achieve higher academic scores, are more alert in class, visit the school nurse less often, and are better behaved in school. If morning meals are difficult for your family, let the School Breakfast Program help you out!
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
10 months ago
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:email@example.com .
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.