School Breakfast and Lunch Program
School Wellness Policy

The school recognizes the importance of student health through nutritious eating habits and physical activity and knowledge about such.  Research suggests that there is a positive correlation between a student’s health and the ability to learn.  The school shall promote and support student health and wellness and create a positive, safe, and health-promoting learning environment to help all students achieve personal, academic, developmental and social success.

 

To see the entire School Wellness Policy, click here.

This Month’s Menus:

March Lunch Menu

Seamless Summer Option!

All students are able to eat both lunch and breakfast for free this school year due to the seamless summer option being extended into SY 21-22.  We do still need all families to fill out their Family Income form.  To download a form click here and return the form to the office within you first 10 days of enrollment.
However, outside of the schoolyear, if you are in need of a meal, please go to the link below and input your address.  You will find places that will provide free meals this summer.

https://usda-fns.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=83b4d15211ed491a8ad5104291e601d2.fo

View our flyer for additional information about finding meals for the summer.

SFSP Flyer

Health Start and Healthy Families:

Does your child qualify for the School Meals Program? If so, your family may qualify for free health coverage!   Click here for more information or for an application call 1-800-324-8680.

Accommodating Students with Disabilities and/or Special Dietary Needs

Valor Academy of Ohio will make accommodations for children with disabilities whose disability or special dietary need restricts their diet, when that need is certified by a licensed physician. For modifications or substitutions to the school meals, the school must have a written medical statement on file that is signed by a licensed physician or licensed health care professional who is authorized to write medical prescriptions under State law.

The Physician’s medical statement must identify the specific nutritional needs of the student. This includes listing all dairy, peanut, shellfish, or other types of food allergies.

To support the management of special dietary needs, the entire day’s menu is posted on the website. See our special needs document for further information here.

Responsibility of Parents with Students requiring Special Dietary Meals:

  • Notify the School of any food allergy, disability, or special dietary need regarding their child.
  • Provide Medical Statements completed by a licensed physician or licensed healthcare professional who is authorized to write medical prescriptions under State law.
  • Participate in any meetings or discussions regarding the student’s meal plan. Maintain a healthy line of communication with the School and others as needed.
  • Notify the School of any changes relating to the special dietary need, or needs (a new Medical Statement is required if the diet changes).
  • Submit a new medical statement each year or verify the accuracy of the medical statement yearly that a child requires special dietary meals or substitutions.

Non-Discrimination Policy

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, in 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 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 (eg: 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: How to File a Compliant, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to the USDA and provide in the letter all 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:

Mail: US Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Ave, SW

Washington, DC 20250-9410

fax: (202) 690-7442 or

email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Child Nutrition Civil Rights 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.

Complaints may be submitted verbally or in writing to any Valor Academy of Ohio Administrator and the complaint will be forwarded to the United States Department of Agriculture.

Complaints may also be submitted directly to USDA via email, mail or fax.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
For further information on discrimination complaints, please contact 614-610-4544.