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Welcome back to a new school year!

I hope summer break brought joyous laughter and sweet memories to reflect upon.

In preparation for switching gears into a new school year, this webpage is filled with information about BSSD food service programs, food safety, monthly reports, site-hosted activities, meal patterns, local and traditional foods, and accommodating children disabilities in the school meal program. Please take a moment to glance through each topic area and use this webpage for any future referencing.

Also, I would appreciate any feedback on how we can better support healthy eating habits that promote lifelong wellness for our students. Please let me know if you any questions, comments, or suggestions.

Thank you,

Yannita Ivanoff
Food Service Manager
(907) 624-4268 Phone
(907) 624-3099 Fax



For School Year: 2019-2020

The Bering Strait School District participates in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provided by Alaska Child Nutrition Programs which is federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition (FNS). Reimbursement is paid to sponsoring organizations such as BSSD, based on the number of reimbursable meals or milk served to eligible children.

As a participating sponsor, BSSD agrees to operate according the following regulations:
  • Serve meals that meet federal requirements.
  • Operate a nonprofit food service program.
  • Offer free, reduced-price and paid meals to eligible children based on household eligibility.
  • Do not identify nor discriminate against any eligible child.
  • Operate food service for all students without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 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.