Food Services

Click below to download the monthly menu

 

 

Menus & Pricing

Updated for 2014-2015 SY

  • Breakfast is FREE for every student
  • Full paying students pay $2.20/day for lunch
  • Reduced paying students pay $0.40/day for lunch
  • Adults pay $3.40 for a meal
  • Adults pay $2.00/day for breakfast

 

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Latta Middle and Latta High Schools meet Healthier U.S. School Challenge for Nutritious Meals

The Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary national certification initiative for schools participating in the National School Lunch Program. It supports First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign by recognizing schools that are creating healthier school environments through their Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The initiative encourages all schools to take a leadership role in helping students to make healthier eating and physical activity choices to ensure a healthy lifestyle. The Latta School District works hard to make improvements to their school nutrition environment in order to (1) improve the quality of the food served, (2) provide students with nutrition education, and (3) provide students with physical education and opportunities for physical activity.

To qualify for the award, a school must submit a formal application and meet basic criteria set forth by the FNS. There are four awards that can be given to schools: Gold Award of Distinction, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Latta Middle and Latta High School qualified for the Silver Award along with receiving a monetary contribution under the supervision of cafeteria manager Pam Lane. In 2010, Latta Early Childhood and Latta Elementary received the Bronze Award under the supervision of Carolyn Caulder and Theresa Rogers.

The support to achieve this award is credited to the Administrators, Physical Education Teachers, and Cafeteria Staff at Latta Middle and Latta High School. Recognition to staff members is, Cafeteria Supervisor, Pamela Lane, Principal, George Liebenrood, Physical Education Teachers, Daniel Little and Kimberly Griffith, and Superintendent Dr. John Kirby. They were very influential and helpful to achieve this award for our district.

Theresa Rogers said, “Each year we face new guidelines set by USDA. This process has been one of the most challenging things I have seen in getting children to make lifestyle changes in food choices. Our goal is that each child will try the new food items as we introduce more whole grains, fresh fruit, and beans, dark green, red, and orange vegetables to the menu.”

Superintendent Dr. John Kirby stated, “We are proud that our Food Service Department has continued to be recognized nationally for practices and policies to implement healthy eating in our schools. Our dedicated food service staff led by Director Theresa Rogers deserves great credit and recognition for achieving these very challenging national goals to improve the health of all the students.”

Pictured L to R:  Tenico Manning, Anglie McCrae, Diane Harrell, Tonya Jones, Crystal Lane, and cafeteria manager Pam Lane.

 

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Information for Parents

Your child’s school day just got healthier! Dillon District Three schools and schools across America are meeting new nationaltandards for school lunches this school year.  School lunches now include more fruits, vegetables, and whole grain-rich foods; only fat-free or low-fat milk; “right-size” meals with portions designed for a child’s age; and less saturated fat, trans fat and sodium.


These new changes are a result of the new school meal standards established by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010—the first major changes to school meals in more than a decade. The changes are based on the latest nutrition science and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
When students eat healthy foods, they perform better in school. Your child can learn good habits for life by making healthy food choices and getting proper exercise now. You have the power to inspire your children to build a healthy plate at school and home.  We ask that you review the school menu with your children.  Encourage them to try new foods and eat the healthy food offered.  Reinforce healthy eating by offering similar new foods at home.


Improving the health and nutrition of children by providing nutritious meals in school is a top priority for Latta Schools and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Keep updated on the changes at www.fns.usda.gov/healthierschoolday.


Together we can teach our children healthy habits that last forever.

 

New Lunch Prices Letter 2014

Household Size and Income Guidelines

Breakfast in the Classroom

Food Service Newsletter SY 14/15

Special Dietary Needs Parent Letter

Special Dietary Needs Physician Letter

Medical Statement Form for Special Diet

Request to Omit Fluid Cow's Milk Form

Smart Snack Requirements

 

 

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What's Cooking!

 

Shelf Life of Food in Fridge - "When in doubt, throw it out!"

How long can different types of food stay safe in the fridge? Sometimes it’s hard to tell. Food may look fine or pass the "smell test" when it’s really spoiled. Here are general shelf life guidelines. But when in doubt, throw it out.

Visit the SC DHEC site to learn more on the shelf life of foods you may have in your fridge!

 

 

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Healthy Choice Videos

 

Videos for elementary school students

Sesame Street: Healthy Foods

Introducing the New Food Icon: MyPlate

The Hand Wash Song by Krazy Kuzins

Food Groups Are Rockin' Tonight Read-Along, Sing-Along

Healthier Snacks Coming To All Elementary And High Schools

 

Videos for middle school students

Introducing the New Food Icon: MyPlate

Nutritional Food Groups for Middle School Students : Health & Wellness

Healthier Middle Schools - Teacher Video

 

Videos for high school students

Introducing the New Food Icon: MyPlate

Eat a Healthy Breakfast: High School Message

Healthier Snacks Coming To All Elementary And High Schools

 

Videos for parents

How to Eat Healthy as a Family

Tips on How Parents and Children Can Eat Healthy

Picky Eaters and Healthy Eating

 

 

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K12 Payment Center

Benefits of K12 Payment Center

  • Quick and easy payment system for your student’s meals and school fees
  • Deposit to multiple students’ accounts with one single payment
  • Payments are easily made for not only school meals, but fees as well (such as merchandise, apparel, supplies, tickets, yearbooks, parking fees, etc.)
  • Recurring payments can be set for monthly or weekly deposits
  • School fees can be assigned to your student by the school district, making it quick and easy to pay for what you need to
  • Notifications sent via text or email when new school fees are assigned to your student
  • School fees can be setup to allow for payments to be made in portions
  • Multiple K12PaymentCenter accounts can link to one student, giving more than one individual the ability to pay on a student’s account
  • Step-by-step registration is easy and account management is simple and intuitive
  • Secure payment processing
  • Your information is confidential – we do not sell your information to anyone!
  • No maximum payment amount
  • Access K12PaymentCenter on Facebook
  • $1.95 fee per transaction

Click here to sign up for K12 Payment Center. You will use your child's student ID to register. If you do not have your child's student ID, please call his/her school to get that information.

 

 

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Meal Application

Follow the link to complete a Free and Reduced Meal Application which will help your child/children receive nutritious school meals for free or at a reduced price. All households may apply for free and reduced meals at any time during the school year. If you have not applied or if you have had a change in your household income, we encourage you to complete an application.

SY 14 -15 Free and Reduced Meals Application

SY 14 -15 Free and Reduced Meals Application (Spanish)

Parent Letter/Income Guidelines 14-15

SHARING INFORMATION WITH MEDICAID-SCHIP FORM

 

USDA.gov - Applications and other household materials in other languages

 

 

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DHEC Health Inspection

All restaurants and food service establishments are required to post their most recent DHEC rating signs at their facility. Listed below are the ratings for the LECC/LES Cafeteria and LMS/LHS Cafeteria. Visit DHEC's website to search the ratings for food service establishments.

Latta Early Childhood/Latta Elementary Cafeteria - Grade 98

Latta Middle School/Latta High School Cafeteria - Grade 99

 

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Resources

USDA.gov - Child Nutrition Program

USDA.gov - Applications and other household materials in other languages

USDA.gov - Civil Rights Policies & Procedures

MyPlate.gov posters

MyPlate.gov posters (Spanish)

Dillon 3 Wellness Policy

"Offer versus Serve" for breakfast/lunch - student letter

Meal components signage - student letter

 

 

FNS nondiscrimination statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits Discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).


USDA Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in the School Nutrition Programs

Google Language Translator

 

 

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Contact Info

Theresa Rogers

Food Service Director

theresa@mail.dillon3.k12.sc.us

843-752-7101


Carolyn Caulder

Cafeteria Manager

LES Cafeteria

843-752-2712


Pamela Lane

Cafeteria Manager

LMS/LHS Cafeteria

843-752-2723

 

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