The Nutrition Services staff provides healthy meals, breakfast and lunch, to all students each school day. For the 2022-2023 school year, ALL students will receive FREE breakfast and lunch. Students simply show their ID to the Nutrition Service staff and enjoy!
Students Food Safety
Students with specific dietary needs (allergies, sensitivities) are asked to please contact Stephanie Collins, Nutrition Services Director. She and her staff will work with you to assure your student(s) have meals to meet their needs.
Food Resources for Families
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is available to qualifying families, based on household income, student status, age and immigration status.
AKF Meal Facts
- Current nutrition standards require more whole grains, fruits and vegetables, while limiting sodium and calories in school meals.
- School meals are never super-sized! Federal law requires every school meal to provide age-appropriate portions.
- Federal law prohibits the sale of soda in the cafeteria ~ every school meal comes with low-fat or fat-free milk.
- Every school lunch offers students their choice of at least two servings of fruits and vegetables.
- Fat-free flavored milk has the same 9 essential nutrients as white milk, including calcium, protein, vitamin A and D, and potassium.
- School lunches meet limits on fat ~~ no more than 30% of calories can come from fat and less than 10% from saturated fat.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 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: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discriminationcomplaint, 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) (2) (3) 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: [email protected]
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
At USDA, we are recommitting ourselves to the values of equity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for each other and those we serve. As Secretary, I will work with our dedicated team to intentionally build and advance a culture of belonging which empowers a diverse mix of people across USDA. It is USDA’s mission to actively advance racial justice and equity for one another by rooting out systemic racism and strengthening civil rights programs while building trust within and outside the Department. This commitment is reflected in USDA’s Strategic Plan 2022-2026, USDA’s Equity Action Plan, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights’ draft FY 2022-2026 Strategic Plan.
As a Department, our core values of respect and dignity, equity and inclusion, trust and integrity, service and results, and science leadership serve as guiding principles, defining appropriate behaviors, expectations for all employees, and directing decision making throughout all levels of the organization.
No employee, former employee, or applicant for employment at the Department will be denied equal
opportunity because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, retaliation, or any other non-merit-based factor. This not only is the law; it is an essential component of the Department’s mission and our responsibility to the public we serve.
All employees have the freedom to compete on a fair and level playing field with equal opportunity for available employment and advancement opportunities. Equal employment opportunity covers all personnel/employment programs, management practices, and decisions, including recruitment/hiring, merit promotion, transfer, reassignments, training and career development, benefits, and separation. These civil rights principles are more than employees’ rights by law—they are core values at the USDA.
USDA strives to become a leader in EEO and a model employer. All USDA applicants and employees have the right not only to be free from harassment and discrimination but also to raise an allegation of harassment or discrimination and not fear reprisal. I will not tolerate any form of workplace harassment. Agencies are required to respond to, address, and correct any harassing conduct before it becomes severe or pervasive, and USDA will continue to quickly process complaints of harassment, discrimination, and reprisal and provide robust EEO training to all employees.
I will hold all employees and managers accountable for doing their part to ensure all USDA applicants,
customers, constituents, and stakeholders are provided equal access to all opportunities, programs, and services available through USDA. Accordingly, all senior leaders, managers, and supervisors must act in a manner that is deserving of the public’s trust and with the utmost integrity in everything we do as public servants, leading always by example, treating everyone with dignity and respect, and promoting an ethical, equitable, and inclusive culture. All must comply with EEO principles as we perform the Department’s mission.
Thomas J. Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture