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Our Mission And Vision
School meals have changed! They are balanced, healthy, and meet federal nutrition guidelines. Research has shown that students who eat school meals perform their best academically. They have better gains in standardized test scores and show improvements in math and reading.
Students are offered tasty and appealing foods that limit fat and contain age appropriate portion sizes. Choices include:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Whole grains
- Salads made with romaine and /or spinach
- Baked items rather than fried
- Healthy cooking/preparation techniques
- Low-fat cheese
- Fat free or low-fat milk
School meals are safe! School nutrition professionals have rigorous training in food safety. Our kitchens are subject to two health inspections annually conducted by the local health department and considered the safest of commercial and institutional food service establishments.
The School Board of Marion County Food and Nutrition Service Department is committed to the nutrition and education of our students. Our mission is to provide nutritious meals that help boost student performance in the classroom. Parents and school nutrition professionals share the same vision to create healthy eating habits for life!
MARION COUNTY SCHOOLS has a new option under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Option (CEO) started School Year 2013-2014.
All Elementary Schools, including Ft McCoy K-8 will provide healthy breakfasts and lunches each day at no charge for ALL students enrolled during the 2014-2015 School Year.
This is a paperless alternative to free and reduced applications for Elementary students. Contact the Food Service District Office for additional information (352)671-4190.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
Last Published: 11/19/2015
For State and local Agencies and their subrecipients use the FNS Nondiscrimination Statement.
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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination 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:
- mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
- fax: (202) 690-7442
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