Child and Nutrition page header

Child Nutrition Program

  • Welcome Everyone to Tangipahoa Parish Child Nutrition Services!
     
    A Message from the Child Nutrition Director....
     
    On behalf of the Tangipahoa Parish School System, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our Child Nutrition Department's homepage.
     
    Thank you for allowing us to serve your child this school year! Although this school year, will look a little different, we look forward to providing your child a healthy meal that meets all of the state and federal mandated guidelines within the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. 
     
    Students are offered five menu items daily for lunch. Of the five items offered and to meet reimbursable meal requirements, each student must select three items. Due to new USDA regulations, all students must select a fruit or vegetable in addition to or as one of the three items. USDA has implemented these changes to encourage students to eat more fruits and vegetables. USDA has also lowered their requirements for total calories, sodium and saturated fat for all menus. This school year, we will be offering 5th -12th grade students our daily sandwich line or Tangi's famous "Mama's Kitchen" hot line. Only high school students will be given the option of a specialty "salad of the day". Each year we strive to create healthy but delicious cycle menus, please check the menu section of the website for the latest menu options. Our child nutrition employees take pride in preparing an appealing meal for the students and we hope they will enjoy our traditional menus as well as some of our new menus featured this 2018-2019 school year. 
     
    In an effort to improve the health and performance of our students, we always encourage students to eat breakfast.  We will offer multiple breakfast choices daily in the schools to give our students a variety. Based on students' feedback, we have learned that students always appreciate a hot breakfast choice daily. We will continue to offer choices daily, but one of the choices will include a hot breakfast choice. Studies have proven that students who eat breakfast everyday improve academic performance, increase ability to focus and concentrate on school work. Please encourage your child to eat breakfast each and every day with us. We are happy to serve them!
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Kendra T. Reed
    Director of Child Nutrition 
     
    Be Respectful. Be Compassionate. Be Great.