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Schools whip up summer meals

By By Adrienne McKenzie
For the working moms and dads in the area who are concerned about what their children eat for breakfast and lunch, the Escambia County Board of Education Child Nutrition Department (CND) has a solution.
The CND is offering to area residents 18 years and younger the opportunity to have two free well-balanced meals a day. The program began Monday and will end June 27 and is held at Escambia County High School in the lunchroom.
Child nutrition director Cynthia Rodgers said the meals will vary each day, but meals will always be considered as nutritious.
Child Nutrition Program manager Cindy Young said those 18 and under can come to the school for both breakfast and lunch.
Parents are charged $3.25 if they would like to eat at the school with their children.
All meals must be eaten at the school and cannot be taken off-campus.
Rodgers said Young does a great job managing the summer food program.
Meals will be served at ECHS Monday through Friday until June 27. Breakfast is held each day from 7:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. and lunch is served from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
The summer food program is in accordance with Federal law. It is a part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Anyone ages 18 and under may participate in the summer food program, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.
For more information regarding the summer food program at ECHS, call 368-2341.