STUDENT NUTRITION - END OF YEAR NO CHARGING POLICY NOTIFICATION
As the 2014-2015 school year comes to a close, it is necessary for us to make an adjustment in our Student Nutrition meal charging policy.Beginning on Monday, May 11, 2015, we will no longer be able to allow students or AISD staff to charge their meals. For those students who have one of the following scenario's we will offer an alternate meal:
* An account that has a negative balance.
* An account that does not have a positive balance to fully cover the meal purchase.
* Cash to fully cover the cost of the meal purchase.
* The alternate meal will consist of a cheese sandwich, fruit (whole fruit or fruit in light syrup) or vegetable and a choice of milk.
The Student Nutrition Department will begin posting signs in all serving lines beginning on May 04, 2015. We would encourage all parents / guardians to set up an account on MySchoolbucks.com to monitor their student(s) Student Nutrition account. It's FREE to use and a great way to manage your student(s) activity and to set up low balance alerts. If you would like to make a deposit on your student(s) Nutrition account using your credit or debit care, you can do that as well, but remember, a deposit is not required to set up an account and take advantage of many of the features including the low balance alert feature.
DID YOU KNOW?
For the month of April 2015, the Student Nutrition Department served the following number of nutritious breakfasts, lunches & after school snacks to our kids:
After School Snacks: 7,435
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!
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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