Nutrition and Wellness
Nutrition & Wellness Programs
School Breakfast Program & National School Lunch Program
- Update as of 9/14/2020: We have resumed full-time, on-campus learning for all students. Distance learning will no longer be offered at this time.
- Students will remain in "A" or "B" group, with staggered drop-off & pick up times. Breakfast is served for GROUP A at 7:45-8:05 AM, and GROUP B at 8:15-8:35 AM. Students need to arrive on time, according to their group, in order to eat breakfast.
- Student meals will only be provided on-campus and during regularly scheduled meal times. Grab and Go meals will no longer be offered at this time.
- We continue to maintain our COVID Mitigation policies, such as frequent sanitizing of surfaces throughout the day, increased handwashing/sanitizing breaks during the day, temperature screenings upon arrival, mid-day, and departure, etc.
- ALL CONCORDIA STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO RECEIVE SCHOOL MEALS AT NO COST.
- SY21 Student Meal Program Announcements
IMPORTANT: We are participating in the community Eligibility provision, which allows us to provide school meals (breakfast & lunch) and no charge to all students! Click here for CEP Outreach Letter 2021 with more information.
Ms. Iris Tirado, Food Service Director, is happy to assist you! 480-461-0555, email: ITirado@concordiacharter.org
Wellness Newsletters: School Year 20-21
School Year 19-20 Newsletters
Sign up for your Farmraiser Farm Bag!
- New session begins Thursday, July 30th
Every subscription earns money for Garden & Science learning activities! Eat more fresh produce, support your local farmers, and help our students learn & grow! Go to www.sunproducecoop.ORG
for more information
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
School year 2019-2020 marks our TENTH (10th) year of FFVP!
This grant program is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).
We offer all student a fresh fruit and/or vegetable snack every day, and provide weekly nutrition lessons to help students gain an appreciation for fun & healthy new foods! Click here for fruit& veggie resources!
The Goal of the FFVP is to:
- Create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices
- Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience
- Increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption
- Make a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health.
Need recipe ideas? Check out healthzone.org/recipes
Farm to School
Local Wellness Policy and Farm-to-School- Action Plan 3.2019
Concordia Charter School, Inc. seeks to grow student academic performance through whole-child wellness initiatives that create a positive and healthy learning environment on campus, as well as at home and in the community. Building a strong, integrated Farm-to-School program is one way to accomplish this goal. Concordia, therefore, is committed to the following:
- Purchasing local food regularly for use in school meal programs and the FFVP
- Buy American exemptions will be used as infrequently as possible, while maintaining a wide variety of healthy produce throughout all growing seasons
- Local is defined as 1st- grown in Maricopa County, 2nd- grown within Arizona, 3rd- grown within the region (southwest/western United States)
- Annual evaluation of percentage of locally-sourced purchasing will allow for greater accountability and goal setting, beginning in SY2020
- Promoting Arizona agriculture through nutrition education, bulletin board displays, meal service signage, and social media/website content
- Celebrating October as Farm-to-School Month with weekly harvest promotions and an annual Family Wellness Night
- Building relationships with local farmers and producers, and expanding the local procurement conversation
- Participating in Arizona’s Farm to School Network and other cooperative organizations (such as Sun Produce Co-Op)
- Creating a sustainable school garden program that is incorporated into the school’s culture
- Concordia Garden Board oversees the garden, and is comprised of school staff, Master Gardner(s), community members, and other stakeholders
- Regular garden-based lessons provided to every student at least once a month
- Welcoming learning spaces is included in the school’s garden design in order to encourage outdoor class time
- Operating a strong annual Farmraiser program that provides:
- A healthy fundraising option, eliminating “exempt” fundraisers
- Student leadership opportunities
- Nutrition promotion to participants through handouts, recipes, etc.
- Healthy, affordable food to food-insecure households through SNAP & Double-Up Bucks programs
- Community engagement opportunities, as neighbors are welcomed into the program
Local Wellness Policy (LWP)
SCHOOL HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL (SHAC)
The Wellness Committee meets 3 times a year. Want more information on how you can be involved? Email Ms. Acosta, Wellness Coordinator, at email@example.com
or call 480-461-0555.
Building healthy habits one bite at a time
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 athttp://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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html 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: email@example.com.
Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.