Leeds City Schools


.......... ANNOUNCEMENTS..........

LCS continues the CEP Free Meal Program for the 2024-2025 school year 

Leeds City Schools will be continuing our participation in the national CEP program. What does that mean? ALL ENROLLED LCS STUDENTS will be able to eat one breakfast meal and one lunch meal daily for free! Ala carte items and additional meals sold separately.

CEP Flyer English version                   CEP Flyer Spanish version

Break Fast for a Healthy Breakfast

Note from the ALSDE

The Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) section of the Alabama State Department of Education is in the process of ensuring compliance with federal civil rights regulations in School Meal Programs. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires all School Meal Program sponsors to collect race and ethnicity data on participants. The purpose of this data collection effort is to determine how effectively School Meal Programs are reaching potentially eligible students. Data submission is voluntary, and responses are kept confidential.

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Leeds City Schools Child Nutrition Program promotes an optimal learning environment by planning, preparing, and serving a nutritious and balanced diet to all students. A balanced diet provides at least one-third of the United States Department of Agriculture's recommended daily allowances for each food nutrient/component. The Child Nutrition Program promotes nutritional awareness as an integral part of the total education experience for children by offering and encouraging healthy food options. By providing all students the opportunity to acquire functional knowledge of health and nutrition, the Child Nutrition Program assists children in obtaining optimal physical and mental development.

The Child Nutrition Program applies strict business regulations and City of Leeds Board of Education policies to ensure success. The sale of ALL non-essential foods (foods that do not meet USDA and/or Smart Snack guidelines) on school property is prohibited during the day. Foods available during school hours should meet current guidelines to promote student health and reduce childhood obesity.

Professional development shall be provided for the school food service personnel. Educational opportunities focusing on the various aspects of the Child Nutrition Program promote the development of the individual and/or program. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans serve as the basis for planning menus and preparing meals.

*Leeds City Schools Child Nutrition Program operates under the supervision of the National School Lunch Program. It complies with the guidelines set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Alabama State Department of Education.

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity* and sexual orientation*), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

*The enclosed “non discrimination” language herein was added pursuant to the May 5, 2022, USDA memorandum. However, although included as currently required for audit compliance by the USDA, the State of Alabama objects to its inclusion, applicability and the application of this language due to currently pending legal challenges in the matter of THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, ET AL. V. USDA, ET AL., Case No. 3:22-cv-00257, and may be subject to change or removal.

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