Director of Child Nutrition
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Students are offered five menu items daily for lunch. Of the five items offered each student must select three items. Due to USDA regulations, all students in Pre-K-12 must select a 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable for lunch in addition to or as one of the three items. USDA has implemented these changes to encourage students to eat more fruits and vegetables. The USDA has lowered their requirements for total calories, sodium and saturated fat for all menus.
Elementary menus offer multiple breakfast choices daily and one lunch choice daily. High Schools menus also offer multiple breakfast choices daily and a choice of main entree, entree salad or sandwich for lunch. Some of our students will get to taste test new products this school year that could be featured on our menus for next school year. Our menus consist of nutritionally balanced choices that include a variety of fruit, vegetables, low-fat milk, whole grains and meat or meat alternate.
The Tangipahoa Parish School System is pleased to announce the continuation of the USDA Child Nutrition Nationwide Waiver for the 2021-2022 school year. This program will allow all students to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch every school day free of charge. Students will still be required to pay for second meals and/or extra sales items, as they are not included in the program. No fees are required to participate in this program. Meals will be provided to virtual students. Please check the district website for additional updates. Parents/guardians will no longer be required to complete an application for meal benefits for their child or children. The only requirement to participate in this program is for the child/children to be enrolled in one of the Tangipahoa Parish public schools listed below.
As always, we are looking forward to providing nutritious and delicious meals for all students this school year. We are confident that this program will have a positive impact on our students and parents! If you have any questions, please contact Kendra Reed, Director of Child Nutrition, via telephone (985-748-2480) or email (Kendra.firstname.lastname@example.org).
Special Dietary Needs
Meal service to students with special dietary needs is provided to all school sites. Federal and state regulations require a completed, current Diet Prescription Form for any type of change/substitution to menus. The current school year's Special Diet Prescription Form for Meals at School is available below.
The Special Diet Prescription Form will need to be completed by your child’s physician or medical authority. We will not process a special diet request for your child until we receive the 2017-2018 form. Please fax, mail or deliver the form to the Tangipahoa Parish Child Nutrition Department, 59656 Puleston Road, Amite LA 70422, Phone (985)748-2480, Fax (985)748-2487.
**PLEASE NOTE** If a student cannot have fluid milk due to a medical diagnosis, the Physician must prescribe the milk substitute on the Diet Prescription Form stating the item(s) the student is allowed to have. The following milk substitutions are available: 4 oz juice and bottled water. Please allow 5 business days to process these forms. Students must bring breakfast/lunch to school for the first week after the form is submitted. This is to ensure your child's diet has been reviewed and accommodations have been made. Please contact your school cafeteria manager for any questions regarding your child's diet.
Please contact the Child Nutrition Office if you have any questions.
Choose Your Plate!
Filling up your plate with the correct amounts of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains and dairy will make your plate a healthy one. Remember these tips when selecting what to put on your plate:
- Make smart choices. 1/2 of your plate should contain fruits and vegetables. 1/4 of your plate should be whole grains and 1/4 should be lean meats.
- Don't forget the dairy. Milk and yogurt have calcium, Vitamin D, folate and other nutrients to help keep your bones and mind strong. Select low or non-fat dairy products to reduce the fat in your diet.
- Choose lean proteins. White meat chicken, turkey, fish, seafood, and beans are all great lean protein choices. Proteins that have been baked, boiled or broiled are great choices for your plate. Eating proteins that are fried, breaded or covered in creamy sauces will add calories and fat to your diet.
For additional information, visit ChooseMyPlate.gov.
Check Your BMI
Body mass index (BMI) is a tool for measuring how your weight compares to a healthy weight. There are separate BMI calculators for adults and children.
For adults: It is important to eat a nutritious diet and aim for a healthy weight (a BMI of 18.5-24.9). Check your BMI at the National Institute of Health.
For children: You can check your child's BMI using this online calculator from KidsHealth, but it is also important that your pediatrician perform regular BMI measurements.
Welcome to Tangipahoa Parish Child Nutrition Department's Wellness Corner! Here you will find information on how to keep you and your child's plate healthy, updates on changes to your child's breakfast and lunch plates, monthly newsletters and the student's feedback on how the department is doing.
How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label - eliminate confusion
Food Allergies - reducing the risk
This online payment system is a convenient and secure way to pay for extra food items your child may want to purchase in addition to their nutritious meals. This service allows parents to deposit funds directly into their child or children’s school lunch account via on-line transactions. In addition to convenience, this system provides several other benefits to parents:
Information needed to set up account:
If you need immediate assistance with general questions or setting up your account, Myschoolbucks has a parent support line. A company representative will be available at (855) 832-5226 on Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm (Eastern Time).
- View student account balance and history
- Email reminders and low balance notifications
- Eliminates check handling
- Pay one fee per transaction ($2.75)
- Daily account posting
- Secure credit card payment transactions
- Student account security and data protection
- MySchoolBucks app is now available on most smart phones
- Student Name
- Date of Birth
- School Name
|Amite High/Amite Elementary Magnet Cafeteria Satellite||403 S. Laurel St./Amite||Crystal Trahan||474-8257|
|Champ Cooper Elementary||42530 Hwy. 445/Ponchatoula||Cathy Bush||474-8927|
|Chesbrough Elementary||68495 Hwy. 1054/Kentwood||Janice Martin||474-8333|
|Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet||45050 River Rd./Hammond||Lillie Pines||474-8669|
|Hammond High Magnet/ TASP Cafeteria/ North Shore Technical Cafeteria Satellite||45168 River Rd./Hammond||June Quave||474-8625|
|Hammond Westside Elementary Montessori/ Woodland Park Magnet Cafeteria Satellite||
2600 PFC Matthew E. Wildes St.
|Greenville Park Leadership Academy/
Southeastern Louisiana University Laboratory Cafeteria Satellite
|111 J. W. Davis/Hammond||
|Independence Leadership Academy/Magnet/High Magnet Satellite||221 Tiger Ave./Independence||Stacie Arabie||474-8483|
|O.W. Dillon/Kentwood Cafeteria Satellite||
1459 I-55 Service Road/Kentwood
|Loranger Elem/Loranger Middle/ Loranger High Cafeteria Satellite||54120 Allman St./Loranger||Michelle Sharp||474-8516|
|Midway Elementary||48405 Hwy. 51/Natalbany||Jessica Parish||474-8547|
|Lucille Nesom Memorial/Natalbany Middle Cafeteria Satellite||14417 Hwy. 442/Tickfaw||Vonda Fisher||474-8529|
|Ponchatoula High/ D. C. Reeves Cafeteria Satellite||
19452 Hwy. 22 East/Ponchatoula
|Ponchatoula Jr High./ Perrin Early Learning Center/Tucker Elementary Cafeteria Satellite||315 E. Oak St./Ponchatoula||Holly Pellerin||474-8840|
|Spring Creek Elementary||72961 Hwy. 1061/Kentwood||Jamie Lester||474-8352|
|Sumner High/Middle Cafeteria Satellite||15841 Hwy. 440/Kentwood||Pam Morgan||474-8377|
|Martha Vinyard Elementary||40105 Dunson Rd./Ponchatoula||Annie Monistere||474-8897|
|Westside Middle/Roseland Montessori Cafeteria Satellite||401 W. Oak St./Amite||Frances Thornton||474-8283|
TANGIPAHOA PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM
Child Nutrition Program
59656 PULESTON ROAD | AMITE, LA 70422
985 - 748 - 2480
Director of Child Nutrition
Operations & Technical Coordinator
(Hammond, Ponchatoula, Tickfaw)
North Area Coordinator
(Independence, Loranger, Amite, Roseland, Kentwood, Sumner, Chesbrough, and Spring Creek)
The goal of TPSS Child Nutrition Department is to provide nutritious, delicious, and affordable meals to our students.