Food and Nutrition Service
Welcome to the Wayne County Nutrition Services
Our goal is to ensure that every student has access to a nutritious meal to support their growth in and out of the classroom. During School Year 2023-24 the Wayne County District will continue to offer a free lunch and breakfast to enrolled students under the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Additional school programs include:
- Afterschool Supper Program (CACFP)- Wayne County Middle (3:30PM-4:30 PM), Monticello Elementary(3:30 PM-4:15PM) & Bell Elementary (3:15PM-3:45PM)
- Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program- Walker Early Learning Center & Bell Elementary
- Summer Food Service Program- Wayne County Schools and Mobile Route
For more information
Casey Holt- Nutrition Director ext. 15141
Helen Dalton - Admin. Assistant ext. 15140
Lisa Kammer - Program Supervisor ext. 15142
Walker Early Learning Center- Tessa Slagle ext. 11012
Bell Elementary- Jannie Gregory ext. 12155
Monticello Elementary- Kacie Burton ext. 18145
WC Middle- Heather MrDutt ext. 16064
WC High- Michelle Lowe ext. 14224
Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
Wayne County Board of Education Receives USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Grant Wayne County Board of Education is pleased to announce Walker Early Learning Center & Bell Elementary are recipients of the federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) funded and regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The FFVP provides all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day. It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options. The FFVP also encourages community partnerships to support the schools when they offer free fruits and vegetables to children during the school day. The goal of the FFVP is to: • create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices • expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience • increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption • make a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health School selection was based upon submitted applications from elementary schools that operate the National School Lunch Program and that have 50 percent or more of their students eligible for free/reduced-price meals. Priority was given to schools with the highest percentage of free and reduced-price eligible students. Kentucky received more than 3.8 million dollars in FFVP funding for the 2023 Federal Fiscal Year. Each participating school will receive funds to operate the program based on approximately $50 per student. The participating schools is listed below:
Site Name Award Amount
Walker Early Learning Center 25,254.00
Bell Elementary 29,036.00
FFVP Grant Total 54,290.00
Farm to School
Wayne County School Nutrition celebrates National Farm to School Month by bringing local, fresh, and healthy foods to students on October 25, 2023.
In 2010, Congress declared October National Farm to School Month, recognizing the important role farm to school plays in promoting well-being among children and strong local economies.
Farm to School programs have been sweeping across the nation for years now. From locally grown and produced foods on breakfast and lunch trays to school gardens, these programs help children learn about where food comes from, how it’s made, and how local farms impact local economies while also teaching them to be able to make healthy and nutritious choices. Children are more likely to choose these local products if they know where they came from, the person that grew them, or if they even had a hand in growing the food themselves. The younger the healthy choices start, the longer they will continue and contribute to the fight against childhood obesity. Farm to School is a program being implemented across the state and the Kentucky Department of Education has resources available to help connect schools with local farmers and producers. For more information about Farm to School in Kentucky, contact Heather Vankleeck at email@example.com. Learn more about the Farm to School movement at farmtoschool.org.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339..
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Online Form (AD-3027) found online at How to file a Compliant, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:(1) mail: U.S. Department of AgricultureOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
The Wayne County Schools will be hosting a public forum for the annual School Nutrition and Physical Activity Report on January 18th, 2024 starting at 5:30 PM at the Wayne County Board of Education. The purpose of the forum will be to review the results of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Wellness Assessment and discuss plans to improve the school nutrition program.
If you are interested promoting a healthy eating environment that supports healthy eating and physical activity..... then we need you!!
Become a member of the School Wellness Committee. Please contact Casey Holt, Child Nutrition Director, Wayne County Schools at 606-340-8684.