We’re Excited About Nutrition in ACSD!
The Child Nutrition Program offers nutritious breakfasts and lunches at every school building in Attala County School District. Proper nutrition is fundamental for the success of academic programs.
Our meals meet the new USDA Nutrition Standards, which requires the following:
- Age-appropriate calorie limits
- Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving)
- A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
- Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free) More whole grains
- Less sodium
The new requirements build on the work we have already been doing to provide more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthier main dishes in our cafeteria. Now is a great time for students to choose school lunch!
Food Service Director, Chastity Whittington
Ethel High School Food Service Manager, Terry Avent
“Café on the Hill” 662-647-5692
“The Corner Café” 662-647-5485
Long Creek Elementary, Freda Woodard
“Eagle Nest Café” 662-289-3124
McAdams High School, Martha Jones
” Bulldog Diner” 662-289-2509
Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience. Send Check or Cash: You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, the amount and check #.Turn in to cafeteria cashier or school office.
At home you do what you can to make sure your kids eat healthier and stay active. But since they spend so much of their day in school, your influence is needed there, too.
As almost any teacher will tell you, healthy foods and regular physical activity can make a positive difference in the classroom. They may help kids:
- Concentrate better
- Perform at their best
- Have better attendance
Volunteer for a project or join a parent’s committee!
Lead by Example!
Be their role model for healthy foods and physical activity at home and school.
Make Fundraisers Healthier!
Instead of the usual candy and dessert foods, how about selling fresh fruit or holding a car wash or walkathon? Healthier choices can work just as well and are better for everybody.