Child Nutrition

Child Nutrition

Paula Bailey, Director
JoAnn Taylor, Secretary
870-879-6661 or 870-879-9432

Welcome to Child Nutrition!

Watson Chapel School District Child Nutrition Department knows that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!

  • New GuidelinesThe Child Nutrition Department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

    Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

  • Watson Chapel has implemented Offer Vs. Serve at LL Owen, Coleman and the Junior and Senior High.  

  • Students will be offered items from 3 food groups (grain, milk and fruit) at breakfast and 5 food groups (grains, meat, vegetable, fruit and milk) for lunch.

  • For breakfast, students must select 1/2 cup fruit or juice and at least 2 other items.

  • For lunch, students must select 1/2 cup fruit or vegetable and at least 2 other food groups.

  • Nondiscrimination Statement for Arkansas Child Nutrition Programs:

    • In accordance with Federal civil rights law and United States 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:

    • (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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