**Notice to families participating in the financial assistance program for school meals: Prior year meal status has expired. If you have not filled out a current year meal application or applied online at madisonaz.heartlandapps.com, now is the time to do so. Please see the Financial Assistance section on the Child Nutrition page for more information.
Breakfast & Lunch Information
For more information about Madison’s Child Nutrition program, please click here.
USDA Smart Snacks in Schools & the Arizona Nutrition Standards
The Arizona Nutrition Standards have been revised to incorporate the new USDA Smart Snack in Schools requirements. The revised standards are effective July 1, 2014. They apply to all foods sold or served on campus during the school day. The school day is defined as the period from midnight before, to 30 minutes after the end of the official school day.
The intent of the standards is to ensure consumption of healthful foods during the school day and create an environment that reinforces the development of healthy eating habits. There is a list of snacks that parents or staff can purchase through the cafeteria. Food & Nutrition Services has done the work for you. We have analyzed the nutrition facts and determined that the snack meets all of the new requirements. In addition, snacks meeting the standards will be available for purchase at breakfast and lunch.
Food fundraisers are not permitted during breakfast or lunch serving times. School or PTO fundraisers, classroom snacks, classroom/school wide celebrations must meet Smart Snack guidelines during the school day (midnight the day before to 30 minutes after release). Snacks for classroom incentives or classroom/school wide celebrations can be purchased from the cafeteria (see Approved Classroom Snack Order Sheet). Fundraisers that are not intended for consumption at school such as cookie dough are EXEMPT. Individual classroom birthday celebrations are EXEMPT. A Smart Snacks on-line calculator is available at http://rdp.healthiergeneration.org/calc/calculator. If the school or PTO plans a fundraiser it is the responsibility of the school or PTO official to run the nutrition facts labels through the on-line calculator to determine compliance. It is also the responsibility of the school or PTO official to have the nutrition facts labels and the printout of the on-line calculator approval on hand during the sale for audit purposes.
Madison now offers a “Birthday in a Box” program for your child. We make it simple for you to order a classroom celebration for your child and provide a range of options to meet your needs. To learn more or participate, simply download the Birthday Celebration Form.
Each month, the Madison Elementary School District shares a USDA newsletter on wellness and nutrition.
TrayTalk.org is a website focused on spreading the following message:
SCHOOL MEALS = HEALTHY MEALS.
TrayTalk.org will provide parents with the facts about school meals, address hot topics in school nutrition and allow visitors to share their ideas about what’s working in their schools and how to further improve school nutrition.
Log on to www.traytalk.org/school-nutrition-success-stories/submit-your-success-story/ today and share a success story from your child’s school. Photos are encouraged to enhance your success story!
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U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy
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.