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Welcome to the Child Nutrition Department

April 2021 elementary menu.doc

April 2021 high school menu.doc


                                  James Ard, Director            Mary Alexander, Elementary Manager      Kathy Beasley, JSHS Manager  

                                jard@onalaskaisd.net                 malexander@onalaskaisd.net                kbeasley@onalaskasid.net 

                                     936-646-1004                                     936-646-1064                                         936-646-1046


     Robyn Arce, Secretary Auxiliary Services                               




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 jard@onalaskaisd.net


A Message from the Food Service Director:

Healthy Meals for Our Kids

For information on the Districts Food Allergy Policies please click here


Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

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. 

For example:
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.  

James Ard


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.