GMS recognizes the significant role that nutrition plays in supporting the development of the whole child.
All meals are prepared in the school kitchen daily and are made from scratch, including plenty of whole foods, fruits, and vegetables. Baked goods for snacks are made in the kitchen weekly, with whole grain products, and are low in sugar. Students are encouraged to try a wide variety of foods and to learn what constitutes a balanced diet. All meals follow the required National School Lunch Program meal patterns, and we have nutrition information posted throughout the school. Additionally, we participate in the National School Breakfast Program, providing a breakfast snack to all students in all classes each school day.
GMS strives to source food locally and organically where ever possible, and we are privileged to be able to harvest and use food from our own school garden. The garden also provides a great opportunity for nutrition education, as students are part of the process of producing food, from soil prep to planting seeds, to tending plants, to harvesting and delivering the produce to the kitchen. This direct experience dramatically increases students’ vegetable consumption and appreciation.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Guadalupe Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin in educational policies, hiring practices, or any school-administered programs.
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