Child Nutrition Section
Welcome to the Child Nutrition Section
JR/SR High Menu
James Ard, Director Mary Alexander, Elementary Manager Kathy Beasley, JSHS Manager
936-646-1004 936-646-1064 936-646-1046
We are excited to provide nutritional meals for your student during this upcoming school year. Remember that the District offers FREE BREAKFAST to each student!
For assistance with any food service related issues please contact
our Food Service Director, James Ard, at 936-646-1006
or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Message from the Food Service Director:
Transformation in our School Meals
For information on the Districts Food Allergy Policies please click here
Our kids are our future. The foods they eat now make a big difference in the people they will grow up to be. A transformation in school menus is fast approaching.
Starting with the 2012-2013 school year, there will be many new changes and requirements in our school meals. The changes will only give more importance to what we are already doing to provide more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and in general healthier meals. At this time, we have made changes to meet these new requirements. For example:
We serve fresh fruits
We serve vegetables and will now offer different colors of vegetables
We serve 1% plain or flavored, fat-free milk, and
We are also adding baked sweet potato fries instead of just plain French fries
We are also increasing our use of whole grain breads on our menu
This is just the beginning. We will keep on making changes to meet the new guidelines. These changes will take some time to get used to, but we are working on great ways to get students excited about eating more healthy foods.
We cannot do it alone. We need your help to make this a success. We ask that you encourage your kids to try new foods at home and at school or join them for lunch or breakfast once in a while at school to try the new menu items.
These new requirements will change school meals forever. We hope to have your support in helping our kids grow up to be strong, tall, and healthy people.
Square Meals Website - Use this link to view Food Service Guidelines as administered by TEA
Smart Snack Calculator - Use this calculator to find approved snack items for the District
Smart Snack List for Parents- Use this guide to see approved snacks.
OISD Soda Machines are not operational until after the final bell.