The CNP program continues to move forward with plans to continue to serve our HCS community. Our great staff is working very hard to maintain operations for when we are called upon to gear up for action once the time is right. CNP as a unit greatly appreciates the outpouring support for the wonderful job that we are thankful to do which is providing great nutritious meals to our students. We also want to wish everyone well and please continue to be safe during these trying times. We continue to be #HCStrong by being there to uplift and help our many stakeholders. -H. Ward

WE ARE #HCStrong


May 1, 2020 is School Lunch Hero Day!

Between preparing healthy meals for America’s students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes.

On Friday, May 1, 2020, we will celebrate the 8th Annual School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

School Lunch Hero Day provides us with the perfect opportunity to recognize the hardworking professionals in your school cafeterias.

The School Nutrition Association (SNA) has partnered with author Jarrett J. Krosoczka, of the “Lunch Lady” book series, to remind everyone—directors, managers, parents, students, and school staff—that school nutrition employees are superheroes that deserve some recognition.

School Lunch Hero Day
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Samantha Crutcher 4/2

Emily Battle 4/12

Tammy Collett 4/13

Latonya Williams 4/22

Gloria Fuller 4/29

Eddie Osborne 4/30


Remithia Strickland 18 years

Bobbie Humphrey 20 years


Ms. Latoya Jennings has been with Huntsville City Schools for 22 years. She currently works at Sonnie Hereford Elementary School. She is originally from Huntsville, AL, and she is not married. Latoya has two children named Dee and Tyrese and two grandchildren named Tristian and McKenzie. She describes herself as a loud boisterous person who is also honest and can be a little crazy at times. Latoya has resided in Huntsville all her life and she says that the children are what she loves most about her job. When she is not working, Latoya likes to spend quality time with her Grandchildren.

Latoya likes to listen to both Country and Hip-Hop music. A little-known fact about Latoya is that she is also an auto mechanic. The thing Latoya loves most about working in Child nutrition is that she gets to meet a lot of different people. Latoya states that if she were not currently working in child nutrition then she would most likely be in the job role of a Nurse’s Aide. She expresses that her favorite thing to do outside of working is helping others.

Latoya believes that the children are what makes the child nutrition program very important. She enjoys watching her two favorites sports which are basketball and track and field. Latoya hopes to one day travel and visit Miami, Fl. In the next five years, Latoya says that she will be retired and living the best life that she possibly can live. She defines success as being happy with who you are as a person.