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: http://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.
1. The new nondiscrimination statement may not be altered in any way including the formatting
2. The text must be easily readable in Time New Roman font or other standard font (black or dark
3. The ideal font size of the full statement is 11.
4. A font size as small as 9 point may be used.
5. If the document is a one page document, the font size must be the same as the rest of the font
used to maintain equal importance.
6. If the full statement does not fit, use the abbreviated “equal opportunity” statement. The
abbreviated statement font must be the same size as the font size used in the document.
Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement:
“It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or
employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9. If you have
questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact
the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office building, 400 E. 14 th St. Des Moines, IA
50319-1004; phone number 515-281- 4121, 800-457- 4416; website: https://icrc.iowa.gov/.”
If your child is getting free school lunches, you may be eligible for Food Assistance.
For information or to apply, call your local Iowa Department of Human Services Office. If you don’t know where the office is, call 1-877-DHS-5678 to find out.
You can also apply online at www.yesfood.iowa.gov.
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Forms are available in other languages by request.
Clear Creek Amana Schools will join the Midwest states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota in celebrating National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples at NOON on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. Participants of all ages are invited to join others around the Midwest in eating apples at exactly noon on Thursday, Oct. 13, as we will be doing in our school district.
The Midwest Great Apple Crunch encourages healthy eating and supports farm to school and other local food purchasing initiatives throughout the region. It’s also a fun way to connect food and agriculture to all kinds of classroom curricula – from science to art! We encourage you to plan an Apple Crunch event anytime during October’s National Farm to School Month festivities.
The Clear Creek Amana School District is sensitive to the needs of students with food allergies. If your child has a food allergy, please notify their classroom teacher and the health office. We will follow “peanut/tree nut conscious” measures at each school site. CCA staff will maintain “peanut sensitive” areas in each cafeteria that students with allergies may sit at. The CCA Health Office will notify individual classroom teachers if they have a student or students with food allergies and those teachers may request that parents try to refrain from sending certain foods for classroom snacks/treats. We would ask that if there is an identified food allergy in your child’s classroom and you send classroom snacks/treats with that identified allergen, that you let your child’s teacher know ahead of time so they can make sure the student(s) with the allergy avoids the food item. We will not restrict food/drink items in sack lunches brought from home but do ask that you send healthy, nutritious meals.