Student Nutrition Meal Benefits Reminder
Each new school year a new Meal Benefits Application is required to be submitted and processed. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) does allow a 30 business day rollover each year that will allow the previous school year for households with approved applications. This also allows for households to submit new applications for the current school year and for those applications to be processed. The deadline for the 2014-2015 rollover of meal benefits is October 06, 2014. Any household that has not submitted an application and received approval will forfeit their current meal benefits effective October 07, 2014 until the application process has been completed.
The Student Nutrition Department encourages all households to apply online at www.abileneisd.org and to look for the apply online icon on the right hand side under Quick Links. It's fast, easy to use and very user friendly! If you are unable to apply online, please come to the Student Nutrition Department located at the Abilene ISD Administration Building at 241 Pine Street. For all questions regarding the Meal Benefits Program, please contact Susana Herrera, Meal Benefits Coordinator at 325-677-1444, Ext. 1618.
Student Nutrition Prices for the 2014-2015 School Year
The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires schools to annually assess their lunch prices in accordance with the Paid Lunch Equity provision. For the 2013-2014 school year, schools that charged less than an weighted average price of $2.65 are required to adjust their average price accordingly for the 2014-2015 school year.
AISD Student Nutrition Announces a New Pizza for the 2014-2015 School Year
The Student Nutrition Department will introduce a new pizza at all grade levels during the 2014-2015 school year. This new pizza is a traditional triangle cut with a flavorful light whole grain crust carefully covered with a traditional Italian sauce with that just right Sicilian flavor profile and then topped with reduced fat and reduced sodium cheese that will have your taste buds saying grazie! We will offer a Pepperoni & Cheese option as well as a Cheese only option that are sure to please all of our customers.
AISD Student Nutrition, Fuel Up and Move Tour Bus
Pictured From Left to Right: Kelsie Andrews - Nutrition Intern, Melissa Nesmith - Nutrition Coordinator and
Joyce Wommack - Commodity Program Specialist
The Fuel Up & Move Bus Tour visited the 4th grade classes at Taylor Elementary to teach students about the importance of nutrition and exercise. The 4th grade classes were able to participate in hands-on activities and then while on the Bus, our kids became contestants in our nutrition game show! Come on Down!
The Nutrition game show curriculum is specifically designed to meet and support components of the STAAR test and focused on our kids mastering their math skills in counting the calories of every day snacks while learning the nutrient content of fruits and vegetables. All of our Students had a blast as they mastered valuable skills that they can use every day to promote and sustain healthy and nutritious choices for a lifetime.
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