|Gwinnett County Public Schools has partnered with Kelly Educational Staffing in the processing and hiring of school food nutrition workers for the district. To apply for school nutrition worker positions at Gwinnett County Public Schools, please contact the local Kelly Education Staffing branch office at (770) 497-8347 or firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Come this fall, school systems across the nation will be required to meet tough new federal nutrition guidelines for school meals, ensuring that meals offered are healthy, well-balanced and provide students the nutrition they need to grow and develop. Fortunately, Gwinnett County had already successfully implemented many of the new meal requirements as part of their program. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school lunch!
New Meal Pattern Requirements for SY13
Our school meals offer students low fat and fat free milk options, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains that are kid-friendly and nutritionally sound. Starting in School Year 2012-2013, school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:
· Age-appropriate calorie limits
· Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)
· A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
· Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
· More whole grains
· Lower sodium
School meals offer 5 components daily: protein, fruit, vegetables, grains, and milk. So what makes a lunch? To qualify as a lunch a student must take at least 3 of the 5 offered components, one of which must be a fruit or a vegetable. However, a student may take all 5 of the components to form a more balanced meal. Now is a good time to educate your child on how to select a healthy and balanced meal. Please note that students are not required to take a lunch but if they take a lunch then they must have a fruit or vegetable as one of the components. Any combination of items that do not qualify as a lunch will be charged at the ala carte price.
MyPaymentsPlus allows you to go online and manage your student's meal account. MyPaymentsPlus allows you to make deposits at no cost and create settings to auto replenish your account or receive free reminders when the balance is low. Click HERE to log on and use MyPaymentsPlus!
For support on your MyPaymentsPlus account, please call 1-877-237-0946
The Gwinnett County School Nutrition Program has over 1,600 Food Service Professionals providing meal service in 128 schools.
In SY13 the School Nutrition Programs served on average 179,653 meals per day. In SY13 there were 21,178,474 lunches and 10,881,345 breakfasts served!
The School Nutrition Program (SNP) operates fiscally independent within the District, paying for all direct expenses, administrative costs, and utilities. The SY14 annual budget exceeds $96,000,000.
Revenue sources include local meal sales (26.40%),state supplement (2.5%) and federal reimbursements (71.10%). Federal reimbursement subsidizes all reimbursable (student) meals. This allows for meals to be offered free and at a reduced price to qualifying students as well as at a reasonable price for paying students. The USDA Commodity program is another form of federal assistance that allows for additional meal price reduction (.2275 per plate).
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|The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 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 if 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.usda.gov/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 email@example.com.
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