Over 100 BCPS schools now offer nutritious meals in aftercare programs
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has expanded its Afterschool Supper Program to include one additional school site, for a total of 117 schools serving nutritious supper meals to students. The supper meals ensure more than 14,000 students participating in regularly scheduled afterschool educational or enrichment activity programs receive the nutrition they need to learn and grow.
The suppers are funded through the Child Care Food Program, a federally funded program, which provides healthy meals in the childcare setting. Meals meet all USDA requirements and include a milk, fruit, vegetable, grain and meat (or meat alternate), and are offered in the schools’ cafeterias. The healthy meals are available to children participating in afterschool programs at no charge regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
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.
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: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) 690-7442; or email: program. firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second-largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has more than 271,500 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 234 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 88 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 204 different countries and 191 different languages. Connect with BCPS: visit the website at browardschools.com, follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook. com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.