MAILED: April 27, 2001
EAU CLAIRE Stressing the importance of good
nutrition, the National Youth Sports Program and Upward Bound announce the sponsorship
of the Summer Food Service Program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The Summer Food Service Program, funded by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture and administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public
Instruction, provides nutritious meals to needy children during the summer, when
free and reduced-price school meals are unavailable. Free meals will be made
available to eligible children 18 years of age and younger. Persons over 18
years of age who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to
be mentally or physically disabled and who also participate in a public or
private non-profit school program during the regular school year may receive
free meals as well.
Last summer, 70 sponsors operating 397 sites served more
than 1.3 million meals to children in Wisconsin. "This program fills a void
created when school lunches are not available," said Thomas R. Patt, director
of university recreation. "Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their
children is a strength of these programs."
Sponsors of the USDA program must agree to serve meals
that meet program requirements, demonstrate financial and administrative
capabilities to operate the program, and document that adequate supervisory and
operational personnel are available. Also, because the program serves needy
children, sponsors must document that each site serves an area in which at least
one-half of the children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Camp
sponsors are reimbursed for needy children only.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of
Agriculture policy, UW-Eau Claire is prohibited from discriminating on the basis
of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA,
Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400
Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C., 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964
(voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 27, 2001