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Updated for 2013-2014 SY
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.
Pictured L to R: Tenico Manning, Anglie McCrae, Diane Harrell, Tonya Jones, Crystal Lane, and cafeteria manager Pam Lane.
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!
Benefits of K12 Payment Center
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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).
Food Service Director