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Our Wellness Policy and Wellness Plan focuses on establishing a school environment that promotes healthy food choices, and encourages physical activity. The policy was developed by our School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) team, which includes the Principal, PEIMS clerk, health teacher, athletic director, parents, and two students.
If you would like to be part of our SHAC team, please contact the Nutrition Office at 254-842-5500 ext 115
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 (Stateor local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speechdisabilities 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 DiscriminationComplaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letteraddressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To requesta copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDAby:(1) mail: U.S. Department of AgricultureOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20250-9410;(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Dietary Needs of Students Without Disabilities
Child Nutrition Services may make reasonable accommodations for students who are not disabled, but who are unable to consume a food item because of medical or other special dietary needs. Such determinations will be made on a case by case basis when supported by a statement (using the Medical Statement form), signed by a recognized medical authority (licensed physicians, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner). This provision covers those students who have allergies or food intolerances but do not have life-threatening or anaphylactic reaction.
Responsibilities of Parents/Guardians
Parents/Guardians must provide a completed Medical Statement form that includes the following:
To ensure accurate meal service, parents are requested to:
Child Nutrition Services makes a conservative approach to food allergies and includes but is not limited to all foods that may contain trace amounts of the top eight allergens:soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg and wheat. Request for changes in dietary accommodations or needs should be requested in writing, returned to front office, and include the recognized medical authority signature and date of request.
To file a complaint, complete the Complaint Form and submit to James Rucker, principal, Sidney ISD. All complaints, written or verbal, are automatically forwarded to the Texas Department of Agriculture.
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