• Child Nutrition Program

    Welcome to the Albertville City Schools Child Nutrition Program (CNP)! The mission of our Child Nutrition Program supports our system's educational goal to provide Albertville students with excellent experiences while in our care. We know that students who are well-fed are ready to learn, making it our responsibility to provide all students with high-quality, nutritious and appealing meals each time they come through our cafeterias.  As we serve our students daily, we will happily do so in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment. 

    At Albertville City Schools, we offer breakfast and lunch meals to our students, all of which meet nutritional requirements for children as set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Meals are provided to students in an “offer vs. serve” format, which allows them to decline up to two food items on the tray. A fruit or vegetable serving is required at both meals in order to meet specific federal nutrition guidelines set by the USDA. By meeting the established criteria, ACS remains eligible to receive financial reimbursement from the government. Monthly menus are posted on our website to help families make decisions about meals in advance of the school day.

    • The Linq Connect website will also have online versions of the school menu, which includes nutritional information. Printed copies will be available upon request.

    Community Eligibility Program

    Albertville City Schools will be participating in the USDA Community Eligibility Program (CEP) again for the 2024-2025 school year. CEP allows all students in our school system to eat breakfast and lunch at no charge each day. Meal applications will not be required in order for students to be able to participate. Any purchase of extra meals or a-la-carte items can be purchased with cash in hand or from the student meal account. Students will continue to use their assigned lunch number at the registers in order to ensure accurate record keeping. 

    USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity* and sexual orientation*), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete Form AD-3027 - USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form. You can also obtain one from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992 or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    • Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410.
    • Fax: (202) 960-7442
    • Email: program.intake@usda.gov

    This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.

    *The enclosed “non discrimination” language herein was added pursuant to the May 5, 2022, USDA memorandum. However, although included as currently required for audit compliance by the USDA, the State of Alabama objects to its inclusion, applicability and the application of this language due to currently pending legal challenges in the matter of The State of Tennessee, et al. v. USDA, et al., Case No. 3:22-cv-00257, and may be subject to change or removal.