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Supply Chain Disruptions
There is a national supply chain shortage at this time, making it difficult to obtain certain food and supplies for our nutrition program.
We are small but mighty and have tried our best to make little to no changes to the planned menu so far this school year.
We are doing everything in our power to make minimal menu substitutes but these changes are out of our department's control at this time.
Please reach out with any questions. We appreciate your understanding!
-Osborn Child Nutrition Department
The Child Nutrition Department provides approximately 1,400 breakfast meals, 3,000 lunch meals, and 550 after school snacks daily.
The Child Nutrition Department participates in the School Breakfast Program (NSBP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the After School Snack Program and the Summer Meal Program. Additionally, we receive commodity food through the USDA Food Distribution Program to assist in providing healthy, low-cost meals to all our students.
Our program is self-sufficient, generating funds for all expenses and employees wages needed for the 42-person staff to operate food services at four kitchens and five school lunch rooms.This year you will find even more healthy choices in our school cafeterias. We will be serving school meals that meet new and even tougher federal nutrition standards, ensuring that meals are healthy, well-balanced, and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.Starting this fall school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:
Age-appropriate calorie limits
Larger servings of vegetables and fruits, and a wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
Fat-free or 1% milk
More whole grains
Less sodium and sugar
What We Bring to the TableThe members of the Osborn School District's Child Nutrition Department are a diverse group of motivated people with a common purpose: To provide the most nutritious and delicious food for all of our students, while promoting a healthy life through daily physical activity and wise food choices. Our team continually enhances our program by:
- Providing healthy food choices
- Developing tasty recipes
- Introducing new foods to students
- Searching for quality ingredients
- Providing nutrition education
- Promoting a healthy active lifestyle
- Continued staff training
- Looking for trends to keep students interested
We know that Osborn's commitment to fostering “achievement-oriented leaders of tomorrow” is not limited to academics. Wellness is an invaluable building block of success. Our mission is to educate all students about food growth, nutrition and smart consumption, empowering them to be lifelong healthy-choice advocates for themselves and their communities.
Federal GuidelinesThe Child Nutrition Department follows strict guidelines, set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA, in order to participate in the Federal program. The guidelines encourage healthy eating habits and provide adequate nutrition for specific age groups. The recommended standards are the following:
- 30% or less of calories from fat- 10% or less of calories from saturated fat- Decrease sodium and cholesterol- Increase fiber
Breakfast meals must contain at least a 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable and 2 other items.
Lunch meals must contain at least 3 food components, including a 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable.
Meals must meet age-appropriate calorie goals.
Meals must meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans which include:
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:
mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
fax: (202) 690-7442; or
email: [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.
Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.
Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: How to File a Complaint. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:
1. correo: 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. correo electrónico: [email protected].
Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.