We Are Committed
At Alabama Aerospace and Aviation High School, we are committed to our students’ health and wellness. Research shows that healthy students are better able to pay attention in class and better positioned to succeed in school and in life.
The goals of our food program are to:
- Support the academic success and achievement of our students
- Provide nutritious meals which allow students to maintain focus
- Provide healthy and fresh food offerings along with education on making healthy choices
- Expose our students to new culinary experiences while still offering “kid favorites”
Click here to view the Wellness Policy.
All stakeholders can participate in the development, review, update, and implementation of the Local School Wellness Policy. Please visit our Main Office for more details.
All AAHS students are offered healthy, nutritious meals including breakfast and lunch through the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. Encourage your student to start each day with a healthy school breakfast!
- Breakfast costs $2.00
- Lunch costs $4.00
Your student may qualify for a Free or Reduced priced meal. Click here to access our online application, or here to download and print the application.
- Reduced price is $.30 for breakfast
- Reduced price is $.40 for lunch
At the start of each month, lunch menus will be available at the main office or posted in the cafeteria.
We are pleased to be partnering with SLA Management who will be supplying meals for our school. Meals are planned with student preferences in mind and follow the regulations of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program. Healthy school meals contain:
- Lean protein
- Whole grains
- Fresh Fruits or 100% Fruit Juice
- A variety of vegetables
A choice of milk, meals are calorie controlled, low in sodium, contain less than 10% saturated fat and 0g of trans fat.
NOTE: A student may also choose to bring in his/her own meals; however, all foods must adhere to the Wellness Policy. Students are not permitted to bring in foods that are unhealthy or high in sugar including candy, soda, energy drinks, donuts, cupcakes, chips, salty snacks, candy bars, etc. Additionally, students are not permitted to bring food that requires any preparation, such as heating or cold storage.
When school is not in session, the Summer Meals Program (SFSP) provides free meals to kids and teens in low-income areas. Click the link below to quickly and easily find summer meal sites near you.
If your student has any food allergies or needs a meal accommodation, families are required to notify the school nurse and provide documentation from a doctor. Click here to download and print the required Diet Prescription for Meals at School. Return completed forms to the school. Diet Prescription forms must be renewed annually.
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 (including gender identity and sexual orientation*), 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: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form 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:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Smart Snack Requirements throughout the Day
At Alabama Aerospace and Aviation High School, we are committed to health and wellness, not just at meal times, but throughout the day. Children need healthy snacks for energy, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, to help them grow, learn and be active.
ALL treats sent from home for celebrations (e.g., birthdays), snack times, etc. or provided by school staff for class rewards, incentives, etc. MUST meet the USDA Smart Snack requirements or feature non-food items. USDA Smart Snacks do not include cupcakes, ice cream, fast food, outside pizza, Flaming Hot Cheetos, etc.
Click here for a list of Smart Snack and non-food ideas. As a guideline, allowable snacks meet the following nutritional requirements per serving:
- 150 calories or less
- 35% of total calories from fat or less
- 10% of total calories from saturated fat or less
- 30g of sugars or less
- 230 mg of sodium or less per serving
Please note that the school has a no gum policy. Students are not permitted to bring or chew gum at any time while they are on the premises.
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