St. Martin Parish School Nutrition Program is committed to protecting and enhancing children's health and well-being. School Nutrition is an integral part of the school learning environment. Therefore, we will provide high quality, nutritious and appealing meals to students, staff, and friends of the schools in a positive, cheerful manner, while maintaining financial soundness, and contributing to the quality and excellence of a student's education experience.
Students are eating delicious, safe and healthful foods prepared with love and care by School Nutrition employees, in a sanitary and pleasant environment. Students are greeted with respect and enthusiasm. Each employee puts forth her and his personal best in their daily tasks, for themselves, their co-workers, and the student in front of them.
1. Improve student achievement through nutrition.
2. Provide pleasant customer service to the students.
3. Serve presentable and tasty food.
4. Increase student fruit and vegetable consumption.
5. Work at involving parents in educating and providing healthy foods for students, at school and at home.
6. Create a positive experience for students while being served their food in the cafeteria.
7. Follow the menu that has been analyzed, serving the proper portion sizes, as required by the USDA.
8. Maintain equipment in good repair.
9. Follow standard operating procedures for the heating and storage of food.
10. Follow standard operating procedures for a clean and sanitary kitchen.
11. National School Breakfast and Lunch Program meals are the most governed meals in America. It is our goal to adhere to Federal, State and Parish regulations.
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or 2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or 3. email: firstname.lastname@example.org This institution is an equal opportunity provider.