"We Serve More Than Food"
By Riney Jordan
"What's on the menu? "We give each of them a smile,
Let's hear what you have to say. And we let them know we care.
What are we serving We stand and listen patiently,
In the school cafeteria today?" When a child has something to share.
"Is it meatloaf"? Or spaghetti? "Often time a hug,
Pizza? Or something new? Is what we need to give.
Hamburgers? Burritos? Other times it's our example,
Maybe vegetable stew?" To show them how to live.
I wasn't prepared for the answer "Oh, don't let the apron fool you,
That the lady gave that day. We do more than just serve meals.
As she dished up the entree, For when you're in school food service,
And she smiled as I heard her say... It's far more than a plate you fill.
"We're always serving children, "You fill a need of a hurting child,
And we fill more than just their plate. Or whatever else you observe.
When they leave this cafeteria, Remember, we dish out more than food,
They got more than just what they ate. For it's children that we serve!"
Student Nutrition Prices for the 2015-2016 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 2014-2015 school year, schools that charged less than a weighted average price of $2.70 are required to adjust their average price accordingly for the 2015-2016 school year. The AISD Board of Trustees approved the following prices for the 2015-2016 school year in conjunction with the federal provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
DID YOU KNOW?
For the month of May 2015, the Student Nutrition Department served the following number of nutritious breakfasts, lunches & after school snacks to our kids:
After School Snacks: 6,090
Student Nutrition Extended Menu
Each month, the Student Nutrition Department will post seven (7) different menu's for you, our customers to review. We have now added a new feature to better serve you! During the last week of each month, we will post the following months menu's so that you, our customers, will have a preview of the following months menu cycle. To find this feature, just navigate to the "Quick Links" column on the AISD home page which will take you to the Student Nutrition web page. In the left hand column under "Contents", the fifth (5th) option will state "School Menus" preceded with a plus sign (+) signifying a drop down box. Just click on the plus sign (+) and the drop down box will then show a link that states "Upcoming Menus." Click on "Upcoming Menus" and the next months menu cycles will be available for your review including our extremely successful Signature Series Concept Line menus at the Middle and High Schools. We hope that you will find this new option to be of service as you discuss the well-balanced and vast variety of meals that are offered each day by the Student Nutrition Department. Thank you for the opportunity to be of service to you and your kids each day!
The Italian Line features our new Pizzeria Style Pizza with that Sicilian style sauce that we introduced during the 2014-2015 school year with the traditional white/wheat crust or for that subtle hint of heat, try the Jalapeno crust that has become a student favorite.
In addition, we will rotate an additional favorite entrée such as our famous Build Your Own Pasta Bowl, Meatball Sub Sandwich or Cheezy Bread Sticks with Marinara Sauce and in the near future, look for Baked Ziti, Lasagna and Ravioli to join the rotation.
Our Home Cookin’ Line features those favorites such as Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Chicken Nuggets, Deli Style Sub Sandwiches, BBQ Beef Sandwich, Chicken Fillet Sandwich and our famous Turkey & Gravy with Rice! Along with these favorites we add some international flair with our Asian Chicken line-up with our Tangerine Chicken, Cherry Blossom Chicken and for our new Siracha Honey Chicken that adds a savory kick start to lunch! We also are bringing back some old favorites such as Frito Pie, Popcorn Chicken, Mini Corn-Dogs, a huge Chicken Drumstick and our Chili-Cheese Dog. Now toss in Sweet Kernal Corn, Homestyle Green Beans, Red Roasted Potatoes, Fresh Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, Fresh Whole Fruit and Fruit in Light Syrup and these are lunches that remind you of good Home Cookin!
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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