Peabody, MA

Lunch Program

Please click here information about our lunch program.  

Dear Parents,

We are now participating in the Federal Lunch Program and are eligible for reimbursement for not only lunch but also breakfast and snack.

Under the Federal Lunch Program, at lunchtime we are required to offer 5 servings of food, one from each of the 4 food categories (along with one alternate):

  1. Meat/meat alternative
  2. Bread/bread alternative
  3. Vegetable/fruit
  4. Fluid Milk

The breakfast program requires us to serve 4 choices:

  1. 2 servings of either bread or bread alternative
  2. Meat/meat alternative
  3. One serving of milk
  4. Vegetable/fruit or full-strength juice

The extended day program will now offer a snack to children staying in the afternoon.

We look forward to a happy and healthy new lunch program and appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through the new procedures. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Kristin Connor (978) 531-0444 or kconnor@stjohns-peabody.com.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Kristin Connor

USDA

United States
Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service

3101 Park Center Drive

Alexandria, Virginia 22302-1500




May 24, 2013


Subject: USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update


To: Associate Administrators


Regional Administrators


Staff Office Directors


This information is provided based on guidance from the Office of the Assistant
Secretary for Civil Rights. The Department's Policy staff has updated the
nondiscrimination statement; however, it is included in Departmental Regulation
(DR) 4300-003, Equal Opportunity Public Notification Policy, which has not been
cleared for issuance. Until the DR is issued, the following nondiscrimination
statements should be used for our programs.
SNAP and FDPIR State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the
following nondiscrimination statement:
The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers,
employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin,
age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political
beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of
an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected
genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded
by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or
employment activities.)


If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the
USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at
http://www.ascr.usdagov/complaint filing cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call
(866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the
information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us
by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400
Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442
or email at program.intake@usda.gov.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact
USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136
(Spanish).


For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800)
221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click
the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at
http://www. fns. usda. gov/ snap/ contact info/hotlines.htm.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their
subrecipients, must post the following nondiscrimination statement:
The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers,
employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin,
age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political
beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an
individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic
information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the
Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment
activities.)


If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the
USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at
http://www.ascr.usdagov/complaint filing cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call
(866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the
information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by
mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400
Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or
email at program.intake@usda.gov.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA
through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Joint Application Form (HHS)
This institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national
origin, disability, age, sex and in some cases religion and political beliefs.
The U.S Department of Agriculture also prohibits discrimination against its customers,
employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin,
age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political
beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an
individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic
information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update

Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment
activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination with USDA,
complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at
http://www.ascr.usdagov/complaint filing cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call
(866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the
information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by
mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400
Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or
email at program. intake@usda.gov.


Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA
through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800)
221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click
the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at
http://www.fns.usda .. gov/snap/contact info/hotlines.htm.
To file a complaint of discrimination regarding a program receiving Federal financial
assistance through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), write:
HHS Director, Office for Civil Rights, Room 515-F, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20201 or call (202) 619-0403 (voice) or (800) 537-7697 (ITY).
USDA and HHS are equal opportunity providers and employers.
When we receive updates to the nondiscrimination statement and "And Justice for All"
posters, we will share appropriately. If you have question, please contact me at
(703) 305-2213.


AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER