2020-21 SCHOOL NUTRITION UPDATES
Provided are the upcoming changes and information to best help you plan for meal services for your child.
The school snack waiver will be provided to parents and guardians of students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. Please return the form to the School Nutrition Manager if you have suggestions regarding your child’s snack purchases at school.
- Group A & B students can sign-up for Take Home meals, which students will receive on their last day of In-school learning (Tuesday for Group A and Friday for Group B). At-home meals include breakfast and lunch for each day the student is not in school. The forms will be distributed from the schools and can be obtained from the school nutrition manager at anytime.
Additional sides, snacks and/or beverages are available for purchase during lunch. These purchases will be charged a la carte pricing to your child’s account.
Take Home Meals for Plan B Students Grades 3-5
The Take Home Meal forms will be sent home for students starting November 19 and November 23. We asked that you return the forms by November 24. Take Home meal distributions will begin on December 1 for Group A students and December 4 for Group B students.
Take Home Meals for Plan B Students Grades 6-8
The Take Home Meal forms will be sent home for students starting November 19 and November 23. We asked that you return the forms by December18. Take Home meal distributions will begin on January 5 for Group A students and January 8 for Group B students.
Plan C and Virtual Academy Mealtime Options: Curbside and Mobile Sites
- Chatham County Schools will continue to feed Plan C, Virtual and Chatham County children 18 year of age and younger through community curbside locations and the Siler City Area Mobile Routes until further notice.
- Community Curbside locations provide greater flexibility for class schedules and working families.
Additional Updates and Important Dates are below:
Families should continue to apply for free and reduced priced meal benefits, and can continue to apply at any time during the school year. These benefits impact:
- P-EBT Benefits
- Discounts on Internet
- Supplements for Testing Fees
Information for NC Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) for Fall 2020 can be found by clicking here.
Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!
The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
School Nutrition Services in Chatham County Schools enters the 2020-21 school year with director Jennifer Özkurt, whose background as a scientist with the United States Department of Agriculture and work as a registered dietitian positions her as the point person toward pleasing the palates of students and educators with nutritionally sound meals.
When we are not, say, championing the importance of eating breakfast, our training specialist Kristie Allred guides our highly trained food practitioners by offering insight to those who work hard in the district's cafeterias preparing great meals.
Connecting the dots behind the scenes are office administrator Renee Langley and business manager Cecile Teague. Their attention to detail ensures that the district's cafeteria personnel have what they need to provide well-rounded meals to roughly 10,960 students and staff members.