At Fremont County School District #2 we recognize the connection between good nutrition and student success. All of our food service staff is dedicated to our students' health, well being, and their ability to learn.
All meals, foods, and beverages sold or served at schools are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines and meet state and federal requirements. All students have access to well balanced, healthy meals that provide the recommended amounts of nutrients and energy for optimal learning and child development.
Ram Pak Food Program
Fremont County School District #2 teamed up with the St. Thomas Community Food Bank of St. Thomas’ Church to offer supplemental food for children over weekends and extended breaks. This program is free of charge to all families that apply. The contents are high protein, high calorie snack items. We will distribute blue food bags on Thursdays. We place the bags in cubbies or lockers. We ask for the return of blue food bags the following week to the school nurse so that we can reuse the bags in the program. All students enrolled in FCSD#2 are eligible to receive a Ram Food Pak.
If you believe your family would benefit from the Ram Pak Food Program, please fill out an application and send it back to school with your child. We need only one form for each family, but please include information for each child. This information is confidential. Once you sign your child up, he/she will receive a bag of supplemental food each week. As long as your child is enrolled in school, or when you notify the school nurse in writing that you no longer wish to participate in the program, this program will continue for your child. Please encourage your child to consume all the contents to avoid waste.
If you have questions regarding this program, please contact Anna Hinkle, District Nurse/ Food Service Director, at 455.5511.
USDA Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program
Dubois K-5 School has been awarded a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) USDA Grant for this school year! Beginning in October, our food service staff will be preparing delicious trays of fresh fruits or vegetables for all our K-5 students.
The goal of the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program is to:
- Create healthier school environments by providing healthier food opportunities and education
- Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience
- Increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption
- Make a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health
Your child will eat the fresh fruits and vegetables snack in his/her classroom. Along with tasting the fresh fruit or vegetable of the day, your child will be learning fun and educational facts about that day’s fresh fruit or vegetable. Children will be encouraged to try the fruit or vegetable snack of the day, but they may choose to not participate if they do not like or cannot eat the fruit or vegetable offered. Please encourage your child to participate in the snack, as this will show your support of healthy food choices and willingness for your child to try new foods.
Food Services Staff
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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.
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