We welcome your child to the School Nutrition Program in the Vidalia City School System. Our food service program is self-supporting, which operates from monies received through payments for meals and reimbursements from federal and state programs. Sally D. Meadows offers 2 lunch choices daily. School lunches are planned for children. Menu selections are based on the foods children prefer. New foods are introduced occasionally in order to expose children to them. Current monthly menus are sent home with students as well as posted on the school system's website.
All menus must meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements and guidelines. Our meals also meet the dietary requirements set forth in the Dietary Guidelines, as required by the Ga. Department of Education and the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Students are encouraged to drink milk at school. A choice of milk is offered daily. At no time should students bring drinks into the cafeteria in glass containers. Also, no canned drinks of any type are permitted in the cafeteria. (Per SDM School Council recommendation on 10/15/02.)
Students are expected to follow the guidelines below while in the cafeteria.
- All lunches brought to school will be eaten in the lunchroom or designated areas.
- No exchanging of food / drink items is allowed per state law.
- One ice cream per student/per day may be purchased by those eating lunch. Ice cream sticks/paper need to be disposed of properly.
- Appropriate behavior and good manners in the lunchroom are expected. Inside voices should be used.
Students are prohibited from bringing catered food into the cafeteria or having it delivered on the school campus without prior approval of the principal. Sack lunches should be brought from home if a student chooses not to participate in the School Nutrition Program. Per BOE policy, sack lunches should in no way promote restaurants or fast food establishments through the use of wrappers, cups, bags, etc.
The principal at each school will designate acceptable containers or drinks brought from home. No glass container may be brought in with lunches. Additionally, no canned beverages are allowed. Violations of this policy will be referred to the school administration.
Non-discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been untreated fairly. "In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free 1-866-632-9992 (voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 or 1-800-845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer