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Welcome to Child Nutrition

The Newton Municipal School District (NMSD) is a participant in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program called Community Eligibility Program (CEP) for the School Year 2018-2019. All enrolled students are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at no charge. No action is required of parents or guardians.

The National School Lunch Program is the original Child Nutrition Program. In operation since 1946, this program makes it possible for children to be served wholesome, low-cost lunches at school each day. The meals are designed to meet one-third of the daily recommended dietary allowance and contribute to children’s mental and physical development.

The Child Nutrition program also participates in the National School Breakfast Program. This program was designed to meet the needs of children who arrive at school hungry. Nutrients missed at breakfast are seldom made up at other meals. A healthy breakfast alleviates mid-morning slumps and reduces student complaints of headaches, stomach aches and trips to the school nurse.

If you have any questions, please contact us by clicking on the name or calling the phone numbers listed below.

Pamela Cox DTR– Director of Food Service 601.683.2186

Irish Jones-Newton Elementary Cafeteria Manager 601.683.3979                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Rhonda Gardner-N.H. Pilate Middle School Cafeteria Manager 601.683.3926

Priscilla Jones-Newton High School Cafeteria Manager 601.683.1391

Current regulations and guidance require program operators to provide reasonable accommodations for children whose disability restricts their diet for all meals and snacks when supported by a medical statement signed by a licensed physician and by the discretion of a State agency, or other recognized medical authorities, to complete and sign a medical statement for meal accommodations in the Child Nutrition Programs and recommend alternate foods for children whose disability restricts their diet.  A State recognized medical authority for this purpose is a State licensed health care professional who is authorized to write medical prescriptions under State law. Please bring a doctor’s excuse to your child's school nurse or cafeteria manager at the beginning of each school year or at any time there is a change.  

Non-Discrimination Statement

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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.