The Natchez-Adams School District’s Child Nutrition Department strives to provide parents and guardians with a variety of resources to help students and families make healthy food choices. Use the following links for information and resources. If you have any questions, please call us at 601-445-2852.
MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. This means:
- Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition.
- Choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.
- Start with small changes to build healthier eating styles.
- Support healthy eating for everyone.
Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. All your food and beverage choices count. MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health. For a colorful visual of MyPlate and the 5 food groups, click this link.
Food Safety Institute of America is a leading provider of accredited online food safety training courses.
As one of the nation's largest online training providers for professionals associated with the hospitality industry, Food Safety Institute of America provides you with state-accredited food safety online courses that give you the opportunity to learn the most important aspects of the food service industry at your own convenience in your own home. Go to this site by clicking here.
We can help you eat more fruits and vegetables! Fruits & Veggies-More Matters is a health initiative focused on helping Americans increase fruit and vegetable consumption for better health. Click here to learn more about fruits and vegetables and how they help your health.
Take the guesswork out of nutrition guidelines with the Smart Snacks Product Calculator! Simply enter the product information, answer a few questions, and determine whether your beverage, snack, side or entrée item meets the new USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Click here to go to the Smart Snacks Product Calculator.
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) are agencies of USDA’s Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services. FNS works to end hunger and obesity through the administration of 15 federal nutrition assistance programs including WIC, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and school meals. In partnership with State and Tribal governments, our programs serve one in four Americans during the course of a year. Working with our public, private and non-profit partners, our mission is to increase food security and reduce hunger by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet and nutrition education in a way that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence. No American should have to go hungry.
We are committed to ensuring access to healthy and safe food for those participating in our programs including expecting mothers; infants and children in child care and school; low-income families going to food banks; local farmer’s markets; and local supermarkets. These are investments that support education, health care, and a competitive workforce.
We are committed to the sound stewardship of taxpayer dollars through aggressive efforts to reduce and prevent fraud and increase efficiency.
Our challenge and commitment now, and in the future, is to ensure our programs continue to respond to the needs of the low-income families and respond to the changing economic conditions while ensuring we remain vigilant stewards of taxpayer dollars.