Child Nutrition Department
Welcome to the Child Nutrition Department
James Ard, CN Director Mary Alexander, Elementary Manager Dora Whitley, JSHS Manager
936-646-1004 936-646-1064 936-646-1046
Robyn Arce, Assistant CN Director McKenzie Hensley Koen , Auxiliary Secretary
We are excited to provide nutritional meals for your student during this school year. Remember that the District offers
FREE BREAKFAST and LUNCH to all students!
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:
Healthy Meals for Our Kids
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. Our school menus have been transformed to fit the USDA guidelines for the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs.
These changes have given more importance to what we were already doing to provide more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and in general healthier meals.
We serve fresh fruits
We serve vegetables of different colors and flavor both raw and cooked
We serve 1% white or flavored, fat-free milk
We have increased our usage of whole grain breads on our menu
We will keep on making changes to meet the guidelines as they change for the benefit of our children's health and nutrition. These changes will take some time to get used to, so 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 and also join them for lunch or breakfast once in a while at school to try the new menu items.
These 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.
Local Wellness Policy
For more information on the USDA guidelines, please see the links below
Smart Snack Calculator - Use this calculator to find approved snack items for the District
OISD Soda Machines are not operational until after the final bell.