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Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) School Food Service Section

Gardere Community Christian School announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the 2017-18 school year. All students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge at the following sites:

Gardere Community Christian School For additional information please contact: Gardere Community Christian School, Attention: Mariah Beshears, 8538 GSRI Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70810, 225-387-5082, mariahbeshears@gardereschool.com

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

Non-Discrimination Policy

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.

Wellness Policy

Gardere Community Christian School is committed to providing a dietary program and dietary environment that integrates the concepts of nutrition education, physical activity and nutrition standards for all members of its school community. Consistent with these principles, it is therefore the school’s policy to promote a healthy dietary environment that emphasizes the promotion of student health, the prevention of childhood obesity and the addressing of health problems due to poor nutrition and physical activity. Such a policy ensures consistent standards in adhering to the guidelines established by the Louisiana Department of Education School Food Service Program.

Consistent with these concepts and applicable laws, the GCCS Wellness Policy strives to address and include all of the following components:

  • Goals for nutrition education, physical activity, and other wellness activities
  • Guidelines for foods and beverages available on campus during the school day
  • Guidelines for additional activities promoting wellness
  • Involvement of parents, students, representatives of nutrition program, school and public in the implementation of the policy
  • Planning for implementation of above guidelines
 
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