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Vendor Resources


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Child Nutrition Job Opportunities


Join the EBR Child Nutrition Team.

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Breakfast in the Classroom


Learn more about how eating breakfast at school can improve academic performance, health and behavior!

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Child Nutrition Overview

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) Child Nutrition Program (CNP) provides nutritious, appetizing and affordable meals to students and staff. CNP administrators believe that good nutrition is the key to learning and that every student has the right to be served a nutritious breakfast and lunch at the low price. These meals should be served in a clean, safe and pleasant environment.

CNP employees serve 55,000 meals daily. Schools with an after-school program that includes a tutorial component may also apply for the Supper Program that provides students with a light meal right after the school day ends. Fifteen schools participate in USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Each student is offered one lunch and one breakfast free of charge under a USDA program called Community Eligibility Provision. Students may purchase additional food items at a minimal cost or an extra meal at the adult price.

Students who eat school meals will receive meals that emphasize the importance of healthy eating habits and portion control to help maintain a healthy body weight. Studies show that students should eat breakfast daily to help boost concentration levels.

Meal Prices

  • Student Breakfast: one free meal each day
  • Student Lunch: one free meal each day
  • Extra milk: $1.00
  • Adult prices: $2.25 for breakfast and $4.05 for lunch

Lunch menus are printed in the local newspaper, announced on the local television during the early morning shows, and posted in all school cafeterias.

School meals in this district follow the recommended Dietary Guidelines for Americans and offer healthy choices to students. EBR has made menus healthier by adding more fruits, vegetables and whole grain rich foods to the menus. A variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grain rich products are offered to students daily and students may choose skim, low-fat, or fat free flavored milk with each meal. EBR makes food that kids like to eat, healthier.

 

What is happening in EBr?

EBR Announces Summer Meal Program

Child Nutrition May. 24 2019

Join us for FREE Nutritious and delicious meals. Friday May 24 - Friday July 26. Free meals to all children ages ...

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Nutrition Nuggets: Child Nutrition Newsletter – August 2017

Child Nutrition Aug. 19 2017

Nutrition Nuggets is a monthly newsletter packed with practical ideas any family can use to improve their nutrition ...

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School Ads To Reflect Nutritional Values

Aug. 9 2017

BATON ROUGE – New regulations came today for healthier advertisements on school campuses. The next step in First ...

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Nutrition Nuggets: Child Nutrition Newsletter – August 2017

Aug. 9 2017

Nutrition Nuggets is a monthly newsletter packed with practical ideas any family can use to improve their nutr...

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3 - 19

District Fall, 2019 Performance schedule

December 3 – Baton Rouge HS Choir 7p @ St. Joseph’s Cathedral 5 – Woodlawn MS/Woodlawn HS Choirs, 6p 6 – Park For...

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The Child Nutrition Program serves nutritious, appetizing, and affordable meals to EBR students. The administration believes that good nutrition is the key to learning and every child has the right to a nutritious breakfast and lunch at the lowest possible price.

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. Vendors shall comply with the following civil rights laws, as amended: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Title 7 CFR Parts 15, 15a, and 15B; the Americans with Disabilities Act; and FNS Instruction 113-1, Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement in School Nutrition Programs. 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: Civil Rights Statement Continued: (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

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