Welcome to Union County Public Schools - School Nutrition Services!
UCPS School Nutrition Services is offering FREE nutritional meals this summer for children 18 years old and under.
> Monday through Thursday
Noon - 1:00 pm; June 10 - August 9
Walter Bickett Elementary School
830 North MLK Jr. Blvd, Monroe, NC
*Meals will not be served during the week of July 4.
For additional information please call 704-296-3000.
GOOD NUTRITION & LEARNING
The Union County Public Schools - School Nutrition Services Department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are ServSafe certified and dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
Meals, foods, and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
OUR BREAKFAST & LUNCH PROGRAM
At UCPS, we offer breakfast daily at all elementary, middle and high schools. The breakfast menu offers a variety of fresh fruits, and whole grain selections to help start the day right for our students. At some schools, we provide grab & go breakfast in the classrooms and for a few of our schools, they participate in universal –free breakfast.
Our Lunch Program offers a wide variety of healthy menu options that meet all 5 meal components guidelines for both kids and teen. The 5 components that make up a meal, include meat/meat alternative, whole grain, vegetable, fruit, and milk.
Both the breakfast and lunch menus are planned by our Nutrition Team which includes: Cafeteria Managers, Area Supervisors, Registered Dietitian, Chef, and the School Nutrition Director.
DID YOU KNOW?
We have 30 elementary schools, 9 middle schools, and 11 high schools. During the school year, we serve close to 4 million meals including after-school snacks. At our summer school programs, we serve over 15,000 meals.
We are self-supporting. No financial support is currently received from local tax dollars to support our program. The majority of funds we receive are from our customers (students and adults) that eat with us and a small reimbursement from the Federal Government.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.