School Nutrition Department

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Quality Education Academy, School Nutrition Department is committed to providing our students well balanced,attractive meals, superior customer service, and nutrition education that will inspire our community to engage in a healthy lifestyle.
All students eat free for 2016-2017. This includes breakfast and lunch.

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Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) — National School Lunch Program and
School Breakfast Program — North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Wellness Policy PDF


Quality Education Academy recognizes that good nutrition and physical activity are essential for students to maximize their full academic potential, reach their physical and mental potentials, and achieve lifelong health and well-being. A responsible approach to nutrition and physical activity promotes healthy weight maintenance and reduces many chronic diseases. We encourage our Community to join our team at our Main building Front Office as we review and update our Local Wellness Policy. This meeting will be held the second Monday in August at 11:00am -11:30am. Our end of year assessment will be available the first Monday following the last day of school at our Main building Front Office.

Results of most recent Local Wellness Policy assessment will be available at the Main building Front Office by request.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

  • What is CEP (Community Eligibility Provision)?

        Section 104(a) of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 amended the National School Lunch Act to provide an alternative to household eligibility applications for free and reduced price meals in high poverty local educational agencies (LEAs) (or districts) and schools. The overall purpose of the CEP is to improve access to nutritious meals for students in high poverty areas by providing meals to all students at no cost to the students.
           
How do we qualify to participate in CEP?
            School eligibility is based on the number of identified students*. Identified students are:
                (1) Directly certified or
                (2) Categorically eligible for free meal benefits.

       
*Certified for free meal benefits using methods other than free and reduced-price meal application. This information is kept under strict confidentiality.
                   
What are the advantages for you, your child and our school?
                ALL students receive a no-cost breakfast and lunch. This eliminates overt identification issues for students.
                Improves nutrition to students a risk. Potential for attendance rate and test score improvement.
                Reduces paperwork at the school district level.
                Simplifies meal counting and claiming.
                Provides potential labor savings.
                Increases Breakfast and Lunch participation.
       
If you have any questions please feel free to address them to our School Nutrition Administrator Mrs. Morrison-Jordan.
       
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.       
       
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
        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.


SPANISH Version
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De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, credo religioso, discapacidad, edad, creencias políticas, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.
Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o con discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] llamando al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.
Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html  y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:
(1)     correo: 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; o
(3)     correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.
Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades
                              


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.