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DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Director - Karen Davis

karen.davis@bremencs.com
504 Laurel Street
Bremen, GA 30110
Phone - 770-537-5508
Fax - 770-537-0676

The Bremen City School Nutrition Program is committed to serving healthy, nutritious, well-balanced meals to students daily. The school nutrition program participates in the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program. We strive for excellence in all we do including building healthy student minds and bodies.

We have 3 operating school cafeterias and each is supervised by the cafeteria manager. All cafeteria managers and assistant managers are ServSafe Certified. We offer breakfast and lunch at all sites and USDA Child Nutrition guidelines and standards are followed in preparation and service of these meals.

Free and Reduced Meal Applications are available by clicking here, or you may acquire them at each school or the Central Office. We encourage parents to complete an application and return it for processing.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

Bremen City Schools…Excellence in all we do!

The Bremen City School Nutrition Program strives to provide excellence in the foods we prepare, excellence when we serve students, and excellence when interacting with all students, and especially those who enter our cafeteria doors. 

jones elementary

CAFÉ menus

BREMEN ACADEMY
& BREMEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

BREMEN HIGH SCHOOL

 
 
FREE & REDUCED PROGRAM

There is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch (and a Reduced Priced One too)!

Families meeting certain income guidelines are eligible for free school meals or for meals at a reduced price of $.40.

Applications for free/reduced-priced meals are approved based on current income and families may apply for benefits at any time during the school year.

Families are highly encouraged to complete meal applications at the beginning of each new school year.

Families are also encouraged to complete a new application if their particular financial circumstances change during the school year.

For more information or to request a meal application, please contact your child’s school or download the application below.

How to Apply for Free/Reduced Lunch  |  Cómo Solicitar Comidas Escolares Gratis o a Precio Reducid

Free/Reduced Lunch Form Application  | Solicitud de comidas gratis y de precio reducido de la escuela

Free/Reduced Parent Letter  | Preguntas Frecuentes Acerca De Las Comidas Escolares Gratis o a Precio Reducido

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NUTRITION INFORMATION

Nutrition News

 

Nutrition Links

 

Special Events

During the school year, the School Food and Nutrition department participates in special events, such as National School Lunch Week. 

National School Breakfast Week

 

Student Involvement

Want to get involved with School Nutrition? If so, join our School Food Council.

The School Food Council provides an opportunity for student participation and to give feedback on food offerings in the cafeteria, the café staff, and ways to improve the School Nutrition Program to better serve the students of Bremen City Schools.

If interested, complete the online application and email to karen.davis@bremencs.com.

School Food Council Application

 
PAYMENTS & PRICES

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - ALL SCHOOL MEALS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR ARE FREE

Meal Price Structure

Refund Request Form

Meal Pre-Payment System

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and give students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen, or used for things other than lunch.

ONLINE PAYMENTS

Online payments are a simple, safe, and secure way to make payments to your student’s accounts 24 hours a day at your convenience.

You can add payments through RevTrak by clicking here.

SEND CHECK OR CASH
You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, the dollar amount, and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

For your convenience, you may click on the below link to download and print a pre-formatted #10 envelope for making deposits.

Download and Print Out Pre-formatted #10 Envelope for Breakfast/Lunch Deposits

Student Charge Policy

BREAKFAST - ALL SCHOOLS

Breakfast may not be charged. This includes Jones Elementary, Bremen Academy, Bremen Middle School, and Bremen High School.

JONES ELEMENTARY / BREMEN ACADEMY / BREMEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

  1. Students are allowed a maximum of five lunch charges.

  2. Student meal account charge letters are given to homeroom teachers once per week after the first charged lunch or when a negative balance occurs.

  3. Parents will be notified after the third charge that his/her child will need to bring money for meals. Parent notification will be a charge letter delivered either by email or the procedure listed in step #2.

  4. If after the fifth lunch charge the student does not bring money, he/she will have the opportunity to call the parent/guardian to bring money to the school. If the student does not receive money before coming through the lunch line he/she will be given an alternate meal consisting of a sandwich, milk, and fruit and will be charged the a la carte pricing of the stated meal.

  5. The principal and parents will be notified that the student is receiving an alternate meal.

  6. If the total amount due is not paid in full after five (5) days of receiving the alternate meal, students will be required to bring their meals from home until all charges are paid.

  7. A free and reduced lunch form will be mailed to the parent’s home after the fifth lunch charge if the negative balance is not paid in full within five (5) days.

BREMEN HIGH SCHOOL

  1. Students are allowed a maximum of one lunch charge.

  2. Parents will be notified after the first charge that his/her child will need to bring money for meals. Parent notification will be a charge letter delivered either by email or given to the student.

  3. If after notification of a negative balance the student does not bring money, he/she will have the opportunity to call the parent/guardian to bring money to the school. If the student does not receive money before coming through the lunch line he/she will be given an alternate meal consisting of a sandwich, milk, and fruit and will be charged the a la carte pricing of the stated meal.

  4. The principal and parents will be notified that the student is receiving an alternate meal.

  5. If the total amount due is not paid in full after five (5) days of receiving the alternate meal, students will be required to bring their meals from home until all charges are paid.

EXTRA ITEMS / ALA CARTE

There will be absolutely NO CHARGES allowed for the following items:

  1. A la Carte Items such as snacks, a la carte meals at the high school level, extra milk or juice, or side/extra items off the main line.

  2. If a student owes charges, he/she will not be allowed to purchase a la carte items until the charges are paid.

  3. If a student brings a meal from home and wishes to get milk or juice from the school cafeteria, the student must either have cash in hand or money in his/her meal account (This includes students who receive Free and Reduced-price meals).

ADULT CHARGES

  1. Faculty and Staff members may charge a maximum of one lunch charge.

  2. Faculty and Staff members will be notified by email when they exceed the maximum number of lunch charges allowed.

  3. Visitor and substitute charges are not allowed.
     

The full Administrative Policy for the Nutrition Policies and Procedures may be accessed by clicking here

SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS

Carb / Allergy List 2021-2022

Medical Plan for Special Dietary Needs

Accommodating Special Dietary Needs

 
 
 
WHY BUY A SCHOOL LUNCH?

In these economic times, it pays to save money. Having your children eat in their school cafeteria is one way to save money plus you know your children will get a well-balanced, healthy meal. Every school lunch will meet additional standards requiring:

  • Age-appropriate calorie limits

  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)

  • A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes

  • Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)

  • More whole grains

  • And less sodium

Healthy Meals Feed Eager Minds!

  • Meals must meet a calorie range depending on your child’s age.

  • No more than 30% of calories can come from fat and less than 10% from saturated fat.

  • Foods offered have 0 grams of trans-fats.

  • School lunches provide one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances of protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium, and calories over the course of one week of menus.

  • Students who eat school lunches consume fewer calories from fat than students who bring lunch from home.

  • Compared to lunches from home, school lunches contain:

    • Three times as many dairy products

    • Twice as much fruit

    • Seven times the vegetable amounts

  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP) participants have substantially lower intakes of added sugars than do non-participants.

 
BREMEN CITY SCHOOLS HEALTH INSPECTION SCORES

          School                                                                               Date                              Score

Jones Elementary School                                                05/06/2021                   100

Bremen Academy/Bremen Middle School                    05/06/2021                   100

Bremen High School                                                        05/12/2021                   100

 

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To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.
Bremen City Schools is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, educational institution and as such, does not discriminate in any manner concerning students, employees, or service to its community on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, or national origin in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
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Notifications:
Notice for Language and Disability Assistance for the School Nutrition Program
Memorandum RE: Notification of Meaningful Access for LEP and Disabilities