The mission of Blackwell Public Schools’ Child Nutrition department is to provide students with healthy, well-balanced meals to maximize educational achievements and develop healthy lifestyles. The Child Nutrition Department participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), National School Breakfast Program (NSBP), Special Milk Program (SMP), After-School Snack Program, and the Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Programs. These federally assisted programs are administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and implemented with the State of Oklahoma by the Oklahoma Department of Education Office of Child Nutrition. All school sites offer a nutritious breakfast and lunch meals that are planned with guidance from the "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" and the USDA "Healthy School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children". Students and staff are encouraged to select healthy choices from a variety of menu items offered each day. All school menus are created centrally and are analyzed to make sure students receive their recommended daily allowances of calories and key nutrients that are appropriate to the student's age group. The Blackwell Public School District Child Nutrition Department prepares and serves an average of 810 students breakfast and lunch meals daily. It is our goal is to introduce a variety of foods that promote growth and development, promote long term health, and develop healthy eating habits.
School Breakfast are be available at all school sites 7:45 am to 8:10 am. The cost for a student breakfast is $1.35. Breakfast prices are subject to change during the school year as the need arises.
Blackwell students have the option to take their lunch or purchase a hot lunch in the school cafeteria. The cost for a student lunch is $2.35 for Pre-kindergarten – grade 5 and $2.35 for grades 6-12. Food may not be ordered from an outside vendor and/or delivered to the school without prior permission from the site principal. Parents must check in at the school office before delivering food items. Lunch prices are subject to change during the school year as the need arises.
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: How to File a Complaint, 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: email@example.com
Elementary Child Nutrition Financial Secretary- Linda Ferda, firstname.lastname@example.org