KU Food Program

*2018 USDA Turnip the Beet Gold Award Winner*

We know freshly prepared, nutritious food is key to childhood growth and development. The majority of our students eat most of their daily meals in our school, and all Kids Unlimited Academy students are eligible for free breakfast, lunch and dinner — cooked from scratch using fresh ingredients in our on-site kitchen. Meals additionally are available during summer break. Our nationally recognized, award-winning food program also incorporates nutrition education and gardening instruction into curricula and enrichment activities.

“When kids receive meals they love, it makes them happy, an experience that promotes positive thinking, better kid-to-kid relationships and may even reduce conflicts … Fresh ingredients provide denser amounts of nutrients than processed or premade foods. To get enough nutrition into those still-developing brains and bodies, we design it to taste and look appealing. My recipe for success is: nutrition + flavor = health!” — Chef Nathan

Our Culinary Program

Kids Unlimited recognizes the importance of healthy food. It is our priority to incorporate nutrition education, offer an incredible food program and include garden education in to daily programming and curriculum. Students who participate in the culinary arts program learn about where food comes from, how to prepare it, and how to present their product. Many students develop a passion for cooking and learn culinary arts skills that can be implemented at home or in future employment.

Our Garden Program

Kids Unlimited recognizes the importance of healthy food. At Kids Unlimited it is a priority to incorporate nutrition education, offer an incredible food program and include garden education into programming and curriculum.

“Many of our kids suffer from hunger and often don’t have access to proper nutrition outside of school. We are committed to providing access and education. This is a prestigious award, and we are all proud of the culinary team.” – Executive Director Tom Cole

Our Partners

All publications that mention USDA Child Nutrition Programs must include the following revised nondiscrimination statement: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 USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form , USDA Program Discrimination Complaint
Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/usda-program-discrimination- complaint-form.pdf , 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:

1. mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2. fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Federal regulations allow use of a shorter nondiscrimination statement on program material one page or less (one page equals 8 ½ X 11 front and back) in length; i.e. brochures, coupons, electronic benefit cards, menus, and flyers. The short statement must be in the same size print as the text of the document.
The revised short nondiscrimination statement reads as follows:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Para todos los demás programas de asistencia de nutrición del FNS, agencias estatales o locales y sus subreceptores, deben publicar la siguiente Declaración de No Discriminación:

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.

La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource-files/usda-program-discrimination-complaint-form-spanish.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:

(1) correo:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

(2) fax:
(833)256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o

(3) correo electrónico:

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