Food & Nutrition Services
The mission of the Department of Food & Nutrition is to serve high-quality and nutritious food choices that will support the district's efforts to provide educational opportunities that prepare all students to be responsible and productive members of a diverse society. The Food and Nutrition program serves in excess of 1,620,000 lunches and 1,080,000 breakfasts to students during the school year. In addition, 86,000 snacks are served for after-school programs during the regular school year. The department operates an award winning summer food and nutrition program for children to provide nutritious meals during the time school is not in session.
~ Food & Nutrition Department ~
The department is completely self-sufficient financially with sales exceeding $6,200,000 per year. Food and Nutrition receives no local tax dollars and is supported through its student customers, adult customers, and federal reimbursements.
Lunches served to students meet one-third of the minimum daily requirements for nutrients and calories. The Food & Nutrition Department utilizes Nutrient Standard Menu Planning, which allows for no more than 30% of calories from fat and no more than 10% of saturated fat. There are additional requirements for other essential nutrients as well. These meals are provided by 110 dedicated employees in a caring and professional manner. By enhancing their skills through staff development opportunities, food service employees are constantly striving to better serve the stakeholders of Highlands County.
~ Non-Discrimination Statement ~
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf , from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
Mail:U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue SWWashington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: Email:(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442 Program.Intake@usda.gov
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
~ School Health Inspections ~
~ Menus & Parent Portal ~
Every actively enrolled student at the School Board of Highlands County has a student account. Their account number is their student identification number. We are currently operating under CEP, which means that every student has access to the no-cost meals that are provided by the Food and Nutrition Services department, regardless of their eligibility status. However, in order to make A La Carte purchases, a student must have a positive balance on their account, or have cash in hand at the time of sale to make purchases. Students are not allowed to purchase items on credit, and may not bring their account balance negative. Student account balances are maintained through the Titan Family Portal.
After creation, your Titan Family Portal account allows you to manage several areas of your student’s account, including:
Viewing school-specific menus
Viewing purchase histories per person
Linking multiple student and/or staff account(s)
Set low-balance alerts
Set spending limits per person
Transfer funds between family members
Add funds via:
A manual, one-time payment
Recurring, auto-replenishment payments
Recurring, cyclical payments
Please Note: While there is wording on the main Titan website pages that indicate the ability to fill out applications for Free or Reduced meals, this option is disabled for students and families in Highlands County. We operate under CEP and therefore are required to NOT accept applications for free or reduced meals.
How to login
Access to the Titan Family Portal is done via the link below, or through the Titan Family Connect app in both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Once there, follow the links and instructions to create a new "Parent" account and link your students and/or staff members to your account. If you have already created an account, choose the Login option.
Menu, Nutrition, and Allergen Information
Menus, item nutrient, and item allergen information is available by logging in to your Titan Family Portal account or by following the link below and selecting the desired school from the drop down list.