Just as teachers fuel learning in local children in the Bertie County School Nutrition Program fuels their bodies with healthy meals.
The child nutrition staff goes beyond the typical “school lunch.” They also have breakfast and summer feeding programs in place to ensure that the most at-risk children in the county do not go hungry.
When the rest of the world went home to flatten the curve during the height of the novel coronavirus, the school nutrition staff continued their mission of feeding Bertie County’s children. Despite the risk of infection, child nutrition workers showed up daily to prepare healthy meals. Bus drivers from the school transportation department became food delivery agents. Working in tandem, the two departments kept the children fed.
Additionally, they help provide learning materials to help children learn to make smart food choices. That knowledge is a valuable tool they can take with them for life.
Current Monthly Breakfast and Lunch Menu
Bertie County School Nutrition Team: “Serving Up Love”
The child nutrition team often describes their work as “serving up love” on their Facebook page. Indeed, many in the community overlook the hard work that they do. Although their workers do not enjoy the spotlight, their work is seemingly never-ending, challenging, and always essential.
Each kitchen in the Bertie County Public School District receives an annual inspection by the local health department. In fact, they proudly hold 100% sanitation ratings in all schools within the district.
Opearating in Compliance with USDA Regulations
“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
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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) Email: email@example.com.This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”