The Tarrant City Child Nutrition Program (CNP) operates under the supervision of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). All schools offer a complete breakfast and lunch meal each school day. Meals comply with standards set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Alabama State Department of Education.
The Tarrant City Child Nutrition Program (CNP) is commited to providing students with the best possible nutrients under healty and safe conditions. We aim to nurture the development of our students by providing nutritious meals and to motivate healthy food choices. The Child Nutrition Program exists to serve our children.
Offer versus Serve
Food service is based on the Offer versus Serve (OVS) provision under the USDA regulations for grades 7-12 for breakfast and lunch. The regulations allow a student to choose fewer than all five food components in a reimbursable Food Based meal. A student may decline two of the five food items for lunch and one of the four items for breakfast. Grades K-6 will follow OVS for lunch and for breakfast will be served all components.
For more information on the National Lunch Program, please visit the national website at www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/Child Nutrition/