• Nutrition

    The Valley School District recognizes the important connection between a healthy diet and student's ability to learn effectively and achieve high standards in school. We make every effort to serve quality meals and show students that we care. A hungry student has difficulty learning. Help your child do better in school by making sure they eat a healthy breakfast and lunch! The Valley School District is committed to providing all students with all the tools they need to succeed – this includes nutritious meals that everyone can enjoy together.

    The National School Lunch Program for enrolled students is a great benefit, and we encourage you to apply at any time, especially if your home situation or income has changed.

    Wellness Program

    The Valley School District Wellness Program encourages the school community’s shared goal of promoting lifelong nutritious habits and physically active lives. Whether you are a parent, guardian, student, staff, community member or healthcare professional, you can be engaged in sharing the good news about the benefits of healthy meals and snacks and encourage participation in recreational activities that get us and our kids moving.

    Join our Wellness Committee! We welcome family and community involvement in developing, implementing and updating our Wellness Program. Help us find new ways to mentor our youth and put healthy-living goals into action. Interested persons may call (509) 937-2791 for participation information.

    Our Wellness Program, which supports student instruction on nutrition and physical fitness, nutritional standards, food services, and Wellness Committee responsibilities is described in the following policies and procedures:

    Food Service Resources

    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: How to File a Complaint , 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 mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov . This institution is an equal opportunity provider.