Welcome to Nutrition Services!
FOOD THAT FUELS LEARNINGOur goal is to meet the nutritional needs of the students and staff of the Kettle Falls School District by offering a variety of quality, nutritious meals in a timely, effective manner. We will offer local produce whenever possible. We are committed to increasing participation by providing a friendly, professional, clean atmosphere focused on students as customers.Robin Albertson, Food Service DirectorPhone: 509.738.6625 x461Email: email@example.com
FREE STUDENT MEALS
Every Kettle Falls School District student is eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch for the 2022-23 school year. The program allows for one complete meal for each student. This means that if a student brings their lunch from home and wants milk or a second breakfast or lunch, the student’s account will be charged according to the a la carte pricing.
Free meals are made possible by the federally-funded program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Although there is no application for free meals, the district does send out the Family Income Survey. This form is sent to many of our families in July and requests household income information so that Kettle Falls School District is eligible to receive state funding for important educational programs that our students are entitled to. If your family receives this form, we encourage you to fill it out and return it as soon as possible.
FAMILY INCOME SURVEY
QUALIFY FOR FOR REDUCED/FREE SPORT, ASB, ETC. FEES
Please take a moment to complete the Family Income Survey. The survey captures and ensures the district/school receives state funding for education programs.
Although student meals are free this school year through the CEP, families must still meet household income guidelines to qualify their student for reduced/free sports, ASB, etc. fees. We no longer collect Free and Reduced-Price Applications every year, instead, we must collect the Family Income Survey. This survey helps us collect household information for all students attending CEP schools. Without this information, Kettle Falls School District could lose important state funding for educational programs that our students are entitled to.
FOOD ALLERGIES AND SUBSTITUTIONS
The Nutrition Services Department at Kettle Falls School District's goal is to meet the nutritional needs of all students that we serve. Due to federal regulations, KFSD cannot replace or make any diet substitutions unless we have the proper paperwork in place. The district needs either a “Request for Special Dietary Accommodations” or an “Anaphylaxis Care Plan and Medications Orders” completed by your licensed physician/recognized medical authority.
If your student has a life-threatening food allergy:
Please work with your school nurse to complete the “Anaphylaxis Care Plan and Medication Orders” form.
If your student has a food allergy or intolerance that is NOT life threatening:
Complete the “Request for Special Dietary Accommodations” form and have it signed by a physician or a recognized medical authority. A recognized medical authority is defined as a:
- Medical Doctor (MD)
- Doctor of Osteopath (DO)
- Licensed physician’s assistant (PA) with prescriptive authority.
- Advanced licensed registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) with prescriptive authority.
- Licensed Naturopathic Physician.
Request for Special Dietary Accomodations
Return the completed form to the school nurse. A collaborative effort between the nursing staff and nutrition services will be made to support your student’s needs. The request forms do not need to be completed each year if the dietary accommodations have not changed.
This form does not cover any texture modifications to a student’s diet. Those requests will be handled through special programs.
USDA MEALS COMPLAINT FORM
If you want to make a complaint of discrimination, please complete the Child Nutrition Services Civil Rights Complaint Form and return it to the Nutrition Services office.
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-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.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 Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. fax:(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
LANGUAGE ASSISTANCEIf you need school meal program information in another language, please call (509) 738-6625, ext.413.