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School Nutrition

 

THOMAS COUNTY SCHOOL NUTRITION

School Nutrition Logo - Feeding Bodies, Fueling Minds

 

SUMMER MEALS

There are multiple summer feeding sites in Thomas County that offer summer meals at no cost to any child under the age of 18. 

Parents/Guardians, find out where your child/children can get healthy/daily meals this summer. Click here for more information or contact Cindy Quigg at the Thomasville YMCA at 229-226-3446. 

summer meals

OTHER WAYS TO FIND SUMMER MEALS

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

Special Assistance Alternative Community Eligibility Provision
PUBLIC MEDIA RELEASE
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH/SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAMS
By participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and eliminating the need for meal
applications, Thomas County School District will reduce administrative and printing costs. Families also
benefit from the elimination of completing and submitting meal applications.
Children need healthy meals to learn. Thomas County School District offers healthy meals every school
day at no charge to your child(ren). Our food service receives support from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.
The following schools will be participating in this alternative provision and provide meals at no charge to
children:
Hand-in-Hand Primary School
Garrison-Pilcher ElementarySchool
Cross Creek ElementarySchool
Thomas County Middle School
Thomas County Central High School
Bishop Hall
The Renaissance Center
Pathways
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Nondiscrimination Statement

This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. 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: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-5
08-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf
, 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: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
                       3. email:program.intake@usda.gov


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

TCCHS Supper Program

Thomas County Central High School (TCCHS) provides supper to students free of charge Monday-Thursday evenings as part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The meal is open to all students enrolled in Thomas County Schools. To read more about this program and how impacts students at TCCHS, click here.

Fresh Fruits

 

Notice for Language and Disability Assistance for the School Nutrition Program

If you have difficulty communicating with us or understanding this information because you do not speak English or have a disability, please let us know. Contact Director of School Nutrition, Dr. Lauren Duplantis, at Thomas County Board of Education, 200 North Pinetree Blvd. Thomasville, GA or by phone at 299-225-4380.  Free language assistance or other aids and services are available upon request.

Spanish

Español:

Si tiene dificultades para comunicarse con nosotros, o para entender esta información porque no habla inglés o tiene alguna discapacidad, por favor infórmenos.  Comuníquese con (información de contacto). Tenemos disponibilidad de servicios gratuitos de ayuda en otros idiomas y otro tipo de asistencia y servicios cuando lo solicite.

Chinese

中文:

如果您因为不会说英语或有残疾而无法与我们沟通或了解这些信息,请与我们联系。联系方式(联系信息)。我们会根据需求提供免费语言援助或其他辅助和服务。

Korean

:한국어

귀하께서 영어를 알지 못하거나 장애로 인해 저희와의 의사소통 또는 이 정보에 대한 이해에 어려움이 있는 경우에는 저희에게 알려주십시오. 연락처 (연락처 정보) 요청에 따라 무료 언어 지원 또는 기타 보조 수단 및 서비스를 이용하실 수 있습니다.

Vietnamese

Việt:

VI: Vui lòng cho chúng tôi biết nếu quý vị gặp khó khăn khi giao tiếp với chúng tôi hoặc khó hiểu thông tin này vì quý vị không nói tiếng Anh hoặc bị khuyết tật. Liên lạc theo  (thông tin liên lạc). Luôn có hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí hoặc trợ giúp và dịch vụ khác theo yêu cầu.

German

Deutsch:

Falls Sie Schwierigkeiten haben, mit uns zu kommunizieren, Sie kein Englisch sprechen oder behindert sind, so teilen Sie uns dies bitte mit. Kontakt (Kontaktdaten). Auf Anfrage erhalten Sie kostenfreie Sprachunterstützung oder sonstige Hilfen und Dienstleistungen.

French

Français:

Si vous avez des difficultés pour vous communiquer avec nous ou pour comprendre ce document car vous n'êtes pas anglophone ou parce que vous êtes en situation d'handicap, veuillez nous en informer.

Contact (informations de contact). Une assistance linguistique gratuite ou d'autres aides et services sont disponibles sur demande.

Portuguese

Português:

Se você tiver qualquer dificuldade para se comunicar conosco ou entender estas informações porque não fala inglês ou tem alguma deficiência, informe-nos. Entre em contato com (informações de contato). Oferecemos assistência gratuita para o idioma ou outros tipos de auxílio e serviços, mediante solicitação.

Hindi

नहीं:

अगर आपको अंग्रेजी में बात नहीं कर पाने या अंग्रेजी समझने में असमर्थता के कारण हमसे बातचीत करने या

इस जानकारी को समझने में कठिनाई होती है, तो कृपया हमें बताएँ। (संपर्क जानकारी) पर संपर्क करें। निःशुल्क भाषा सहयोग या अन्य साधन और सेवाएँ अनुरोध पर उपलब्ध हैं।

Gujarati

ગુજરાતી:

જો તમને, ઇંગ્લિશ નથી બોિતા તેને કારણે કે કોઈ વિકિાાંગતાને કારણે, અમારી સાથે િાતચીત કરિામાાં કે આ માહિતી

સમજિામાાં તકિીફ પડતી િોય તો, કૃપા કરી અમને જણાિો. સાંપકક (સાંપકકની માહિતી). ભાષા અંગે મદદ કે અન્ય સિાય

વિનતાં ી કરિાથી વન:શલ્ુ ક મળશે.

 

Healthy eating in schools

 

School Nutrition Staff

School Nutrition Director -
Ms. Jeana Smith, MS, RDN
jeana.smith@tcjackets.net
229-584-9139

School Nutrition Bookkeeper -
Mrs. Libby Sumner
lisumner@tcjackets.net
229-584-9154

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Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

By participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), Thomas County Schools offers breakfast and lunch every school day at no charge to your student. 

Menus

Click here to find menus for each school for by month & à la carte payments.

SCHOOL BREAKFAST

Studies have shown that students who eat breakfast at school perform better at school (higher grades and test scores) and exhibit better behavior in the classroom. All Thomas County Schools allow students to eat breakfast in the classroom. TCMS, TCCHS, Bishop Hall, and Renaissance Center also offer Second Chance Breakfast which allows students to get a first or second breakfast after the start if the school day (usually after 1st period). Students do better when they start the day right! Encourage your student to eat breakfast at school. For more information on the benefits of school breakfast, click here

School Breakfast

Food Finder

Food Finder

Resource for finding food nights, weekends, and holidays for students and families. Download the app or follow the link to the website below.  Use your zip code to search.  

https://foodfinder.us/

Farm to School Program

Farm to School Georgia

 

Visit GaSNP's Georgia Farm to School Website for more information: http://gafarmtoschool.org/

Farm to School

Special Dietary Needs

Requesting Special Diets Procedure 

Requesting Special Diets Procedure Spanish

Special Dietary Needs Flow Chart

Nutrition Resources

Action for Healthy Kids

HealthCare Insider

Fruits and Veggies for Better Health

Georgia School Nutrition (GaDOE)

Harvest of the Month

HealthyChildren.org

Kidshealth.org

Live Better

MyPlate

National School Lunch Program

School Breakfast Program

LOCAL FOOD FOR SCHOOLS

Local Food For Schools

Thomas County is proud to participate in the Local Food for Schools Pilot Program to offer more Georgia Grown foods to our students. To learn more about the Local Food for Schools Program click here. If you are a local farmer interested in participating in the Local Food for Schools program, please email or call Jeana Smith (School Nutrition Director) at jeana.smith@tcjackets.net or 229-584-9154.