Child Nutrition Program - Rita Wright & Tonya Wingfield

The goal of our Child Nutrition Program is to influence students' eating habits by assisting them in making healthy eating choices.  The School Breakfast Program (SBP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are designed to promote the health and well-being of children by providing nutritious and wholesome meals. 

Our Child Nutrition Program assists our local schools in providing quality nutritious meals each day that prepare children for learning.  For more information, contact Rita Wright, CNP Director, at (334) 295-2234 or email

"Better Nutrition for Healthy Bodies & Growing Minds"
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USDA Extends Free Meals for Students through 2020-2021 SY

10/9/2020 -- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending flexibilities to allow free meals to continue to be available to all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year. This unprecedented move is part of USDA’s unwavering commitment to ensuring all children across America have access to nutritious food as the nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As our nation recovers and reopens, we want to ensure that children continue to receive the nutritious breakfasts and lunches they count on during the school year wherever they are and however they are learning,” said Secretary Perdue. “We are grateful for the heroic efforts by our school food service professionals who are consistently serving healthy meals to kids during these trying times, and we know they need maximum flexibility right now. I appreciate President Trump for his unwavering commitment to ensuring kids receive the food they need during this pandemic and for supporting USDA  in continuing to provide these unprecedented flexibilities."

“These waiver extensions are great news for America’s students and the school nutrition professionals working so hard to support them throughout this pandemic," said School Nutrition Association President Reggie Ross, SNS. “Families struggling to make ends meet can be assured that their students will have access to healthy school meals, whether they are learning at home or in school. School meal programs can remain focused on safely meeting nutritional needs of children in their communities without having to worry about burdensome regulations. The School Nutrition Association appreciates USDA’s ongoing efforts to address the many challenges our members have faced while working on the frontlines to feed hungry children."

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Marengo County Schools will still need lunch applications from families. Applications for the 2020-2021 school year can be found on this website or at the student’s local school. Additionally, Marengo County Schools Child Nutrition Program will offer curbside meals for all enrolled remote/virtual students. Pickup will include five (5) complete Breakfasts and five (5) Lunch meals per student. Pickup will be on Tuesdays from a designated pick up location at the following Marengo County Schools:

Amelia Love Johnson High School - Thomaston, AL        Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Marengo High School - Dixon's Mills, AL                          Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sweet Water High School - Sweet Water, AL                   Time:  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Thank You for allowing Marengo County Child Nutrition Program to serve your children!!

Marengo County Schools

Child Nutrition Program

Rita Wright, Director


Amelia Love Johnson High School Thomaston, Alabama

Child Nutrition Team

Debra Conner-Harris, Manager

Cassandra Edwards

Gwendolyn Williams

 Willie P. Adams, CNP


Marengo High School

Dixons Mills, Alabama

Child Nutrition Team

Gwendolyn Green, Manager

Lesia Agee, Assistant Manager

Melody Cowan

Teresa Lewis

Vanessa Brown, CNP Bookkeeper

Sweet Water High School

Sweet Water, Alabama

Child Nutrition Team

Patricia Hammond, Manager

Wendy Hunter

Sandra Miller

Chiquita Watkins

Taffey Watkins

Kathy Henslee, CNP Bookkeeper

Central Office

CNP Staff

Tonya Wingfield, CNP Secretary/Bookkeeper

Rita Wright, CNP Director

Meal Prices


 Breakfast - $.30 cents
 Lunch - $.40 cents
Full Price:

 Breakfast - $1.75
 Lunch - $2.50

Breakfast - $2.00
Lunch - $3.50

Breakfast - $3.50
Lunch - $5.75


Children need healthy meals to learn.
Marengo County Schools offers healthy meals every school day.

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Marengo County Schools use the cycle menu system. The cycle menu is a series of menus planned to be used consecutively with some variations over a period of time. 

The cycle menu may be rotated with appropriate changes on a quarterly or seasonal basis. They may be reviewed continuously to increase variety and eliminate unpopular dishes. Cycle meals save time and are easier to analyze thoroughly.

Advantages of the Cycle Menus

The principle advantages of a cycle menu are better meals, time savings, improved cost control, and more effective supervision.

While the cycle menu is in use, the menu planner can refine the menu and make changes, tailoring it to available supplies and incorporating seasonal fruits and vegetables and special school events. The cycle period can consist of as many weeks or months as practical.

Experience gained through actual preparation and service of the cycle menu points out shortcuts, better preparation techniques, proper timing of food preparation, the arrangement of food on the serving line, preferred serving sizes, and the most attractive arrangement of food on the trays.


Mrs. Rita  Wright
CNP Director
Ms. Tonya  Wingfield
CNP Secretary/Payroll Clerk



USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  

Submit your completed form or letter 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


(2)  Fax:

(202) 690-7442; or


(3) Email:


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