Child Nutrition and Wellness

Community Eligibility Program

C.E.P. - Community Eligibility Provision

Webster County Schools will continue to take part in the USDA's Community Eligibility Program by offering free meals to all of our students! This program allows each student to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch daily when in school or during out of seat learning. There is no need to complete Free/Reduced meal applications to receive the free meals for the school year.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Tammy Holcomb, Director of Child Nutrition at 304.847.5638 extension 2205.

Tammy Holcomb
Director of Child Nutrition
304.847.5638 Ext. 2205

About Our Program

About our Program

It is a well known fact that hungry students cannot learn!  Students who practice healthy eating are better nourished, have better attendance, are more attentive, have less discipline problems, and have more energy. What better reason could there be to have your child participate in our National School breakfast and lunch program. Nutritious, well-balanced meals are offered every school day in all of our schools.

Our Staff
Webster County Schools Food Service employees have been well trained in sanitation and safety, quantity food preparation, menu planning, meal requirements, record keeping, personnel management, merchandising, and other related areas. They are experts in their fields. Please feel free to stop in and visit anytime.

Meal Requirements
School breakfast provides a serving of fruit, milk, and either, 2 servings of grain, or 1 serving of a meat and grain. School Lunch provides a serving of meat, fruit, vegetables, grain, and milk. Serving sizes vary by  grade group to ensure students' nutritional are met.

Offer vs. Serve
Webster County School District operates all school cafeterias under the “Offer vs. Serve” provision, which is mandated in high school and recommended for elementary. Offer vs. Serve allows us to offer students a variety of foods to choose from within a menu, rather than serving five required menu components with no alternate choices or the choice to decline an item. This practice prevents waste because students will select and consume foods they like, which is preferable to serving students food they do not like and will often throw away.

With Offer vs. Serve, students are offered and encouraged to eat all five components from the menu but if they do not want the full meal, they must select at least three of the five components (one must be a serving of a fruit or vegetable). Offer vs. Serve is practiced during the breakfast meal also, and students may select three of the four food components offered (one must be a serving of fruit).

Special Dietary Needs

Webster County Schools adheres to specific USDA guidelines in providing special diet accommodations for students. In accordance with the criteria set forth in 7 CFR Part 15b, those students who are unable to eat the school meal due to a disability/medical need/or impairment are accommodated, at no additional charge. Please review the following information if your child requires special diet consideration.

Process for Requesting Accommodations for Special Dietary Needs

The steps in the process to request special accommodations are:

  1. parent(s)/guardian(s) must complete the Special Dietary Needs Medical Form and return to the school nurse as soon as possible.

  2. the nurse will meet with the cafeteria manager and the request will be reviewed and processed.

  3. If additional information is needed, the form may be returned to the parent/guardian. (For example, the Medical Statement form must be signed by an authorized physician if the substitutions fall outside of the USDA meal pattern. Almond milk is not on the USDA's substitution list. Therefore, a request for almond milk would need a medical statement signed by a physician.)

  4. accommodations will be made according to the requirements.

 Special Dietary Needs and Allergies Contact

The safety of your child comes first. If you have a child with a disability/medical need or impairment that affects their diet, please submit your request for accommodation by completing this form and submitting to your child’s school.

For more information about accommodations to school meals and the meal service for students with disabilities in Webster County Schools, please contact Tammy Holcomb, Director of Child Nutrition.

See WVDE Office of Child Nutrition for additional information,

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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:, 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

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.