THE HCS CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM

FEBRUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER

Director's Message

As we get ready to jump into the spring season, we will continue to provide nutritious meals for our HCS young people. Our students will need fuel for energy as they prepare for various social events and activities that they may encounter during the school day such as testing, athletics, and performing well academically during the next nine-week period of school. - H.Ward
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National School Breakfast Week 2020

Monday, March 2nd, 7:30am to Friday, March 6th, 9:30am

Huntsville City School District, AL, USA

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We will be celebrating National School Breakfast Week during the week of March 2 – March 6, 2020. This year’s theme is “School breakfast, out of this world!”. It’s a weeklong celebration of the National School Breakfast program, permanently established in 1975 by an act of Congress. Schools across the country celebrate with special menu items, events, and student activities. NSBW is the perfect time to bring attention to the HCS CNP breakfast program and set goals to increase participation.

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Did you know?

Studies show that children who eat school breakfast are more likely to:
  • Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math
  • Score higher on standardized tests
  • Have better concentration and memory
  • Be more alert and maintain a healthy weight

The National School Breakfast Program also serves more than 14 million children every school day across the United States.


According to a 2015 survey of School Nutrition Association SNA members, 96% said that their student participation increases during National School Breakfast Week.


The Child Nutrition Program at Huntsville City Schools has served over 1,264,991 breakfast meals since the start of this school year.

The Awesome Staff of CNP!

CNP Supervisor of the month - Mrs. Ruth Brown at Ridgecrest Elementary

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


Maria King 2/8

Lavell Mitchell 2/12

Winifred Malone 2/14
Amanda Jansen 2/20

Linda Ridgeway 2/28

Roshun Manning 2/29



SERVICE ANNIVERSARIES


Wynona Beshears 6 years

Latonya Williams 4 years

Linda Hardy 13 years

Nekarla Steele 17 years

Samantha Crutcher 21 years

CNP Employee Spotlight! - Mrs. Wonda Miles at Jones Valley Elementary

Mrs. Wonda Miles has been employed with Huntsville City Schools for over 17 years in the Child Nutrition Program (CNP). She is originally from Meridianville, Alabama. Wonda was married for several years and she has three grandchildren named Skyler who is 12, Colton is 11, and Remmi who is 3. She describes herself as a person who is fun, energetic, honest, upfront with people.

Wonda has resided in Huntsville for her entire life. She says that the best thing about working in CNP is that she gets to cook and be able to feed the kids at her school site. When Wonda is not working she goes to church, relaxes, and has a lot of fun. Her favorite music genres are rock, country, jazz, and Christian music. Wonda expresses that her co-workers may not know that she is very passionate when comes to her family and friends. She likes working in CNP because of the children, preparing meals, and meeting different people. If She were not working in CNP then she would have a job at a daycare or assisting the elderly.

Wonda’s favorite hobby is going fishing, traveling, and going out to eat. She also feels that CNP is important because a lot of times children are hungry, and they need to be shown love when they are being fed. Wonda’s favorite sports are swimming and Alabama football. Wonda feels that teamwork is what comes to mind when she thinks of working in CNP. One day she hopes to visit Alaska to see her son and his family. In the next five years, Wonda plans to be retired and traveling. She also believes that success is defined as giving your all and doing the best that you can in everything that you do.

Contact us!

Annie Merts Building

200 White Street

3rd Floor

Huntsville, AL 35801

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