Murfreesboro City Schools Nutrition Mission Statement
Provide students with nutritious, wholesome meals that promote learning and achievement.
Breakfast and lunch is now available for distance learners at no charge. Meals will be distributed one time weekly and will include 5 breakfast meals and 5 lunch meals, some of which will be frozen and need to be heated at home.
The meals must be picked up at the student’s school each Monday between 3:00-4:00 p.m. for schools with a 7:30 a.m. bell time, or 4:00-5:00 p.m. for schools with an 8:30 a.m. bell time, and 3:15-4:00 p.m. for 7:45 a.m. bell time schools. Meals will be picked-up at the front of the school.
These meals are also available for any child ages 18 and under regardless of whether they attend Murfreesboro City Schools at no cost. Parents simply need to complete and return the Distance Learning Meal Application and indicate a school pick-up location.
We currently operate 14 kitchens in Murfreesboro City Schools that serve breakfast, lunch, and afterschool snacks/supper on a daily basis. Each kitchen is staffed with a Manager and Cafeteria Assistants.
All meals are prepared on site at each school and meet the Recommended Daily Allowance established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Murfreesboro City Schools participates in the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs along with CACFP Supper Program and the SFSP Summer Feeding Program. These are federally assisted child feeding programs sponsored by the USDA that provide free or reduced meals to students whose families meet the criteria.
The School Nutrition Program operates fiscally independent of the District, paying for all its direct expenses and administrative costs. We are supported by revenue generated from sales made within our cafeterias as well as receiving federal and state funds based on our meal participation.
Murfreesboro City Schools Nutrition Department takes nutrition and food safety very seriously. The staff is certified in Nutrition and Food Safety & Sanitation, as well as receiving ongoing HACCP training. The Rutherford County Health Department conducts two inspections yearly at each school. This past year we achieved an average of 99 on our health inspections.
We look forward to serving your child and invite you to visit your child’s cafeteria during the school year.
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: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.