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Child Nutrition
Dr. Brindlea W. Griffin, Director of Child Nutrition, Community Education, and Health Services
Dr. Brindlea W. Griffin, Director of Child Nutrition, Community Education, and Health Services


The operation of the Child Nutrition Program is a cooperative effort involving the superintendent, central office staff, principals, cafeteria managers, assistant managers, employees, teachers, students, parents, and the community.  Every employee is responsible to the Federal and State government and administration on the local level.  The National School Food and Nutrition Program is to provide a nutritious breakfast and lunch to children.  The program supplies free and reduced price meals to economically deprived children.  Meals meet at least 2/3 the recommended daily dietary allowances, help develop sound food habits, and is a most extensive program in applied nutrition.  It helps build alert, healthy citizens and teaches the social graces.  

The Child Nutrition Program is operated in accordance with the regulations of the National School Lunch Act and regulations of the Alabama State Department of Education and the Phenix City Board of Education.  The mission of the Phenix City Schools CNP is to be a part of the education process of Phenix City Schools by providing students with nutritious meals and nutrition education experiences that promote healthy children who are ready to learn.  Our Child Nutrition Program has three goals:  To provide attractive, nutritious, well-balance meals to every child and staff member in the Phenix City Public Schools, to work toward providing a nutritional analysis of each meal served, and to positively promote the CNP to school and community.  

Our Child Nutrition Program served 789,691 lunches last year and 443,177 breakfasts spread over 11 cafeterias.  This number translates into 271,018 loaves of bread annually and 58,297 gallons of milk!  The CNP proudly received $980,000 USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable grant money awarded for eight years and $78,000 USDA equipment grant money.  In addition, Phenix City Schools CNP was awarded USDA Healthier US Challenge Gold Level of Distinction and was one of 72 school systems in the nation honored at the White House for meeting USDA nutritional menu criteria. 


 Breakfast Price:

$1.75 Elementary (K-5)
$2.00 Secondary (6-12)
$2.25 Adult

Lunch Price:
$2.50 Elementary (K-5)
$2.75 Secondary (6-12)
$3.25 Employees
$4.00 Visitors


Nutrition Education Resources


Let's Move


School Nutrition Association


Team Nutrition


USDA Food and Nutrition Service


USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Dietary Guidelines for Americans   

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