Wellness at Legacy Early College

Legacy Early College is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity (view Wellness Policy). Therefore, it is the policy of Legacy Early College that:

  • The school will engage students, parents, teachers, food service professionals, health professionals, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing the  nutrition and physical activity policies.

  • All students will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis.
  • Qualified child nutrition professionals (Chartwells Corporation) will provide students with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious, and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students; religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the student body in meal planning, will accommodate allergy awareness and will provide clean, safe, and pleasant settings and adequate time for students to eat.
  • Legacy Early College is a peanut and tree nut free school.
  • To the maximum extent practicable, our school will participate in available federal school meal programs (including the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program [including after-school snacks], Summer Food Service Program, Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program [including suppers]).
  • LEC will provide nutrition education and physical education to foster lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity, and will establish linkages between health education and school meal programs, and with related community services.
  • LEC will foster lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity for faculty and staff as well as students and will provide the mechanisms to accomplish these goals.

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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint 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: program.intake@usda.gov .

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.


Cooking Club

As a school that stresses Superior Nutrition as one of its three academic focuses, Legacy will also partner with Chartwells School Dining Services to support The Legacy Cooking Club. Community volunteer "Mama D" (Debbie Hedrick) teaches a series of culinary classes on nutritional and cooking skills to our high school scholars. The Legacy Cooking Club grows our scholars’ culinary knowledge, empowering them to make better nutritional choices, and ultimately, to carry the techniques and best practices learned back to their families in the Legacy Zone.