Specialized Offerings

  • The Tuscaloosa City Schools is pleased to participate in a variety of programs designed to encourage student attendance and improve student engagement. The following programs are grant-funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) mean breakfasts, snacks and lunches for many of our students at no cost.

     

    For more information about any of these programs, contact the Child Nutrition Program department at 205-759-3520.

  • Breakfast in the Classroom

    Thanks to a three-year grant award, the Tuscaloosa City Schools is able to offer school breakfasts to students at 14 schools.  By participating in this USDA-funded program, breakfast is served in the classroom prior to the start of the instructional day. This program encourages daily student attendance.
     
    In many cases, the Breakfast in the Classroom program fosters a sense of community as students eat breakfast with their classmates while working on social skills.  
    Here is the list of 13 schools participating in Breakfast in the Classroom:

    Arcadia Elementary
    Paul W. Bryant High
    Central High
    Eastwood Middle
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary
    Northington Elementary
    Oakdale Elementary
    Skyland Elementary
    Southview Elementary
    Southview Middle
    The Alberta School of Performing Arts
    University Place Elementary
    Westlawn Middle
    Woodland Forrest Elementary 

  • Community Eligibility Provision

    In an effort to help increase attendance, as well as academic achievement, the Tuscaloosa City Schools applied for a grant to provide school breakfasts and lunches at no charge to students at some schools.  The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a provision from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that allows schools and school systems with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. CEP eliminates the burden of collecting household applications to determine eligibility for school meals.
     
    Here is the list of 13 schools participating in the CEP:
    Arcadia Elementary
    Central Elementary
    Central High
    Eastwood Middle
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary
    Northington Elementary
    Oakdale Elementary
    Skyland Elementary
    Southview Elementary
    Southview Middle
    University Place Elementary
    Westlawn Middle
    Woodland Forrest Elementary

  • Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Program

     
     
     Week 1  Week 2  Week 3  Week 4
    Carrot Petite
    Orange Smiles
    Radish Coins
    Cantaloupe Chunks
     Broccoli
    Watermelon
    Carrot Petite
    Grapes: Red/Green
    Cherry Tomatoes
    Pineapple
    Green Pepper Strips
    Fruit Snack Pack
    Celery Sticks
    Honeydew Chunks
    Cauliflower Florets
    Grapes: Red/Green