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Food Services

School Nutrition Program

School Nutrition Programs 2014-2015

September 5, 2014

Dear Parent/ Guardian,

We would like to welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year at Hamilton Academy. One of our goals this year is to communicate better with parents/ guardians, to ensure you can make informed choices for your child.

One of the benefits of attending Hamilton Academy is the school nutrition program provided to our students. Hamilton Academy participates in the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program and After School Snack Program. Hamilton Academy is also a participant in the Community Eligibility Provision or CEP. This letter is to provide you with brief information regarding these programs.

What is Community Eligibility Provision or  CEP?

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is an alternative way to serve universal free breakfast and lunch to all students in high poverty Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and schools. This program requires schools to offer breakfast and lunch but will allow individual schools to count and claim meals without the normal free and reduced application process. Schools that participate in CEP will no longer be required to collect Free and Reduced Price School Meals Family Applications to determine student eligibility for free meals. Meals will still need to be counted at Point of Service (POS),but just total meals, not meals by eligibility category.

School Breakfast Program

The School Breakfast Program (SBP) provides cash assistance to States to operate nonprofit breakfast programs in schools and residential childcare institutions. It provides nutritious, low cost or free breakfasts to school age children in public and private schools, public school academies, and residential child care institutions throughout Michigan.

National School Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.

Afterschool Snack Program

The Afterschool Snack Program provides a nutritious, low cost or free snack after school to children in public and private schools, public school academies, and residential child care institutions throughout Michigan.

New this year is our meals provider. Variety Food Service was one of many companies who submitted bids to handle the food service for Hamilton Academy in June 2014. Under the tight scrutiny of the MDE and Educational Partnerships, Inc., Variety Food Service Inc. won the contract.

Summary

Breakfast and lunch are available for ALL STUDENTS at no charge to the parents/ guardians and no application is required to have your child participate. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 7:30 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. Students just need to report to the cafeteria to receive their breakfast. Grade K will be served in the classroom. For lunch, your child simply gets in line at their designated lunch period and collects their meal along with the other students participating. We encourage all parents and guardians to have your child participate in the program. It will make it easier for you in planning for meals and will provide your child satisfying, nutritious meals.

After School Snack is available to ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM at no cost to the parents/ guardians. We encourage parents/ guardians to have your child participate in the After School Program to help facilitate extra learning time which will result in improved academic performance for your child. More information will be coming soon on the After School Program, which is scheduled to start September 30, 2014.

Menus will be posted monthly at the school website at http://www.hamiltonacademy.us ., on t.v. monitors located at the front entrance and in the cafeteria and on a hard copy located in the cafeteria.

If your child has allergies, that  information should be reported to the school office. Proper documentation from a licensed physician is required for the school to respond appropriately.

We also encourage feedback on the meals programs here at Hamilton Academy. We will do our best to meet all requests.

We look forward to the school year and your child’s participation in our meals programs!!!

Best Regards,

Linda Earl-

Executive Director of Operations

Food Service Manager

learl@edpartners.net

- See more at: http://www.hamiltonacademy.us/News/15#sthash.6fvY43eC.dpuf

School Nutrition Program

School Nutrition Programs 2014-2015

September 5, 2014

Dear Parent/ Guardian,

We would like to welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year at Hamilton Academy. One of our goals this year is to communicate better with parents/ guardians, to ensure you can make informed choices for your child.

One of the benefits of attending Hamilton Academy is the school nutrition program provided to our students. Hamilton Academy participates in the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program and After School Snack Program. Hamilton Academy is also a participant in the Community Eligibility Provision or CEP. This letter is to provide you with brief information regarding these programs.

What is Community Eligibility Provision or  CEP?

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is an alternative way to serve universal free breakfast and lunch to all students in high poverty Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and schools. This program requires schools to offer breakfast and lunch but will allow individual schools to count and claim meals without the normal free and reduced application process. Schools that participate in CEP will no longer be required to collect Free and Reduced Price School Meals Family Applications to determine student eligibility for free meals. Meals will still need to be counted at Point of Service (POS),but just total meals, not meals by eligibility category.

School Breakfast Program

The School Breakfast Program (SBP) provides cash assistance to States to operate nonprofit breakfast programs in schools and residential childcare institutions. It provides nutritious, low cost or free breakfasts to school age children in public and private schools, public school academies, and residential child care institutions throughout Michigan.

National School Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.

Afterschool Snack Program

The Afterschool Snack Program provides a nutritious, low cost or free snack after school to children in public and private schools, public school academies, and residential child care institutions throughout Michigan.

New this year is our meals provider. Variety Food Service was one of many companies who submitted bids to handle the food service for Hamilton Academy in June 2014. Under the tight scrutiny of the MDE and Educational Partnerships, Inc., Variety Food Service Inc. won the contract.

Summary

Breakfast and lunch are available for ALL STUDENTS at no charge to the parents/ guardians and no application is required to have your child participate. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 7:30 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. Students just need to report to the cafeteria to receive their breakfast. Grade K will be served in the classroom. For lunch, your child simply gets in line at their designated lunch period and collects their meal along with the other students participating. We encourage all parents and guardians to have your child participate in the program. It will make it easier for you in planning for meals and will provide your child satisfying, nutritious meals.

After School Snack is available to ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM at no cost to the parents/ guardians. We encourage parents/ guardians to have your child participate in the After School Program to help facilitate extra learning time which will result in improved academic performance for your child. More information will be coming soon on the After School Program, which is scheduled to start September 30, 2014.

Menus will be posted monthly at the school website at http://www.hamiltonacademy.us ., on t.v. monitors located at the front entrance and in the cafeteria and on a hard copy located in the cafeteria.

If your child has allergies, that  information should be reported to the school office. Proper documentation from a licensed physician is required for the school to respond appropriately.

We also encourage feedback on the meals programs here at Hamilton Academy. We will do our best to meet all requests.

We look forward to the school year and your child’s participation in our meals programs!!!

Best Regards,

Linda Earl-

Executive Director of Operations

Food Service Manager

learl@edpartners.net

- See more at: http://www.hamiltonacademy.us/News/15#sthash.6fvY43eC.dpuf

Food Services

We would like to welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year at Hamilton Academy. One of our goals this year is to communicate better with parents/ guardians, to ensure you can make informed choices for your child.

One of the benefits of attending Hamilton Academy is the school nutrition program provided to our students. Hamilton Academy participates in the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program and After School Snack Program. Hamilton Academy is also a participant in the Community Eligibility Provision or CEP. This letter is to provide you with brief information regarding these programs.

- See more at: http://www.hamiltonacademy.us/News/15#sthash.6fvY43eC.dpuf

Welcome to the Hamilton Academy Food Services page.

Please see the menus below, for breakfast, lunch and after school snack. They are updated monthly.

Hamilton Academy partners with Variety Foods, who provides meals in accordance with USDA guidelines.

Research shows that children learn better when they have a nutritious meal. All students at Hamilton Academy can participate in the free breakfast and lunch program. Students who participate in the After School Program receive a snack.

We encourage parents to have your child participate daily.

 

Hamilton Academy Board Approved Wellness Policy

 

Breakfast Menus 2017-2018

September 2017 Breakfast Menu

October 2017 Breakfast Menu

November 2017 Breakfast Menu

 

Lunch Menus 2017-2018

September 2017 Lunch Menu

October 2017 Lunch Menu

November 2017 Lunch Menu

 

Snack Menus 2017-2018 (After School Participants)

October 2017 AS Snack Menu

November 2017 AS Snack Menu

 

Snacks will start in October 2017, when the After School Program starts. See the main office for more information on how to get our child enrolled for After School.

 

                                                

 

School Nutrition Program Updates

Please click on the link below to view the monthly Hamilton Academy School Nutrition newsletters. Enjoy!

Hamilton Academy 2017-2018 Community Eligibility Provision Letter to Parents

Hamilton Academy School Nutrition Update August 2017

Hamilton Academy School Nutrition Update November 2017

 

Variety


USDA- Healthier, Hunger-Free Act 2010 Updates

Hamilton Academy is providing healthy meals and offerings that meet the USDA Healthier, Hunger-Free Act 2010.  These offerings will enhance a child's academic and physical performance and address childhood obesity issues.

This school year brings more USDA guidelines for even healthier meals and offerings for your children.  The Smart Snacks in School, USDA's "All Foods Sold in Schools" Standards was effective July 1, 2014. This new guideline impacts all food sold on school property from midnight until 30 minutes after the school day has ended.

The USDA School Meals Nutrition Standards require that a variety of low fat unflavored milk or fat free flavored milk be offered, all grains must be at least 51% whole grain-rich, and students must take at least 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable with breakfast and lunch.  Meals also must meet calorie, fat, sodium and sugar guidelines.

Below are links to the School Meal Nutrition Standards, Smart Snacks in Schools and regulations ad the food calculator we use to make sure food and beverage items meet the Nutrition Guidelines.

Civil Rights Non-Discrimination Statement

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 program.intake@usda.gov.

Special Dietary Needs

If your student has Special Dietary Needs, you must have a form filled out by a Physician.

This form will have to be filled out for each school year or if there are any changes.