We are pleased to announce that Johnson County School System is implementing an option available to select schools in Tennessee that participate in the National School Lunch and School breakfast Programs. It is called the Community Eligibility Provision ( CEP ) and it began in school year 2014 -2015.
What does CEP mean for my children who attend Johnson County Schools:
In a CEP school, ALL students receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch at no cost, regardless of family income.
What if my child changes schools?
Your child is eligible for free meals at the school where he/she is currently enrolled. If he/she eats meals at or transfers to a non-CEP school system during the 2016-2017 school year, you may be responsible for meal charges.
What if I have additional questions?
If you have additional questions, please call the School Nutrition Office at 727-2657.
Menus, are available on the Johnson County Schools website at www.jocoed.net. Johnson County Schools are very concerned with childhood obesity. Poor nutrition and lack of physical activity are not only root causes of obesity, they are also factors associated with lower academic achievement. Studies demonstrate that when children’s basic nutritional and fitness needs are met, they attain higher achievement levels. Families and schools have critical roles in helping students learn and practice healthy eating habits, and in providing the knowledge, motivation, and skills children need for lifelong physical activity.
- School breakfast and lunch meals are available each day for your child at no charge. Please encourage your child to eat breakfast and lunch at school.
- The student’s cafeteria pin number will be given to the student when the student is registered in Johnson County School System. At the keypad in the cafeteria, the student enters the pin number and presses ENTER. Students keep the same pin number until they graduate.
- Meals are offer vs. serve, but students must take at least ½ cup of fruit or vegetable. Students may select 3, 4 or 5 items. Choices are : one serving of meat, one serving of fruit or 2-3 servings of vegetables, a serving of bread, and a serving of milk. Extra items that may be purchased are: vegetable/fruit for .75, juice for .50, water for .75/1.00, ice cream for .75, sandwiches/pizza for 1.50, chips for .50, and mini rice krispie treats for .25.
- Parents/guardians of students who have food allergies are required to complete a food allergy form.
2016-17 Wellness Assessments
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