P.O. Box 70, Indianola, MS 38751 | Phone: (662) 887-4919 | Fax: (662) 887-5501

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Welcome to Child Nutrition

Welcome to the Child Nutrition Department of the Sunflower County Consolidated School District. The Child Nutrition Department is committed to providing high quality, nutritious meals for our students, faculty, and staff members. We offer a variety of healthy choices to fuel students’ bodies and to refresh their minds. Well-nourished students have higher test scores, increased school attendance, improved concentration and improved classroom behavior. Students who are physically fit sleep better and are better able to handle the physical and emotional challenges they encounter during the day. We are committed to providing healthy, fresh and delicious meals in a safe and clean environment, and we welcome your helpful suggestions.   

Sunflower County Consolidated School’s Food Service operations are administered through the United States Department of Agriculture, the Mississippi Department of Education and the local School Board. Comprehensive regulations must be followed in order for the school district to be eligible for federal funding.  

All foods served at our schools meet state and federal nutritional requirements which are based on the United States Department of Agriculture USDA Dietary Guidelines. Join us for breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. We know that students who begin the day with a healthy breakfast and continue to make nutritious food choices throughout the day will perform better in school and be better prepared for successful futures. That’s why our Child Nutrition Department strives to ensure hearty and healthy meals for our students each school day. Our current menus are available near the bottom of the page.



Director: Ms. Ellen Griffin  

Location: 404 Jefferson Street ♦ Indianola, MS 38751  

Phone: 662-884-1261, Ext. 172 

Fax: 662-887-7483  

Cell: 662-207-4523  

E-mail: egriffin@sunflower.k12.ms.us 



Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)  


Dear Parent or Guardian: 

We are pleased to inform you that Sunflower County Consolidated School District  will be continuing with the CEP program available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision for School Year 2017-2018.   

What does this mean for you and your children attending the school(s) identified above?  

Great news for you and your students! All enrolled students of Sunflower County Consolidated School District are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2017-2018 school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application.  If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at 662-884-1218. 


Ellen Griffin, Child Nutrition Director


Healthy Snack Calculator

Is Your Snack a Smart Snack?

Use this Smart Snacks Product Calculator, developed by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, to take the guesswork out of nutrition guidelines! Simply enter the product information for the item, answer a few questions, and determine whether your item meets the new USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines.




 USDA’s Nutrition Standards Guidelines

In the Office of Child Nutrition, part of our goal is to foster happy, healthy and successful children by providing them with the right fuel they need for growing, learning and developing. This is accomplished by offering our children Nutrition Education resources along with nutrient-rich foods and beverages that follow USDA’s Nutrition Standards Guidelines. When children fill up on proper high quality nutrition, their bodies and brains will naturally have less room for empty calorie foods that offer them no nutritional value (i.e. soft drinks, chips, candy, desserts etc.).

Selecting foods that are beneficial to our everyday health can assist in the reduction of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. Healthy eating habits coupled with daily physical activity can lead to a lifetime of good health and well-being. Learning about healthy eating habits can occur in: classrooms, school cafeterias, libraries, health fairs and home environments.

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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

      1400 Independence Avenue, SW

      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

 (2)  Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

 (3)  Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 




USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2015

For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación:

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA. 

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_Compliant_6_8_12_0.pdf. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por: 

(1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

      1400 Independence Avenue, SW

      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o

(3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.


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