The nutrition staff is here to serve high quality, nutritious meals at a reasonable price to all students.
School meals programs are supported by USDA. During the school year, MCSD participates in School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program. School meals are well balanced, healthy meals that are required to meet science-based, federal nutrition standards.
Every school lunch includes five great choices that add up to great value:
- No more than 30 percent of calories can come from fat and less than 10 percent from saturated fat.
- Meals must provide one-third of Recommended Dietary Allowances of protein, vitamins, A and C, iron and calcium
- School meals are served in age-appropriate portion sizes
- Milk - Fat free flavored and unflavored or unflavored one percent
- Vegetables - Many varieties and colors: dark greens, red/orange, legumes (beans and peas), starchy: romaine and baby carrots offered daily; vegetable dip - Hummus, available daily
- Fruit - Canned in light syrup, Canned in juice, Fresh, Dried: minimum of two choices daily at elementary schools and 5 choices as 7th-12th grades.
Director of Nutrition Services
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).”
”The U.S. Department of Agriculture 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 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 protected]
“It is the policy of Montezuma Community Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.7. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by (Name of CNP Provider), please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number (515)-281-4121, (800)-457-4416; web site: http://www.state.ia.us/government/crc/index.html.”