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Child Nutrition 

Come Feast With Us!

 

An annual tradition for Mineral Wells ISD is the Thanksgiving meal served during school lunch in November.  It brings a multitude of parents each year to join their child and give thanks.  You are also invited to attend one of our campuses to enjoy this traditional meal of  Sliced Turkey with Cornbread Dressing/Turkey Gravy-Sweet Potato Casserole-Creamed Potatoes-Green Beans-Cranberry Sauce-Dinner Roll and Fruit Fluff Dessert.  YUM!  The meals are prepared and served by the hard working staff of the MWISD Child Nutrition program.  Adult Price is $3.50, Visiting Children Price is $2.25.   

 

The Thanksgiving meal will be served on the following dates and locations. Check with your child's school for times of service.  Hope to see you there.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 8th:  Houston Elementary

Thursday, Nov. 9th:  Lamar Elementary

Monday, Nov. 13th:  Jr. High & MWHS

Tuesday, Nov. 14th:  Travis Elementary

 

"We Serve Education Everyday!"

 
MWISD Food Services proudly serves more than 2500 nutritious meals each day, fueling our students' academic performance and inspiring the development of life-long dietary health and wellness behaviors.

We are in partnership with the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs.  These programs are tools to provide nutritious, delicious, and complete meals to children. They contribute to a better understanding of good nutrition and better eating habits. 

 

MWISD chooses 3 days per year for student parties. Smart Snack Regulations do not apply for these days. These dates are: the day before winter break, Valentine's Day, and the last day of school.

 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Mineral Wells Independent School District Food Services Department is to guarantee high quality food and nutrition programs in every Mineral Wells school through educational support, resources, and advocacy.

Nutrition Policy

In 2010, the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act was passed. New meal pattern regulations were released by the USDA stating that all students must be served a food-based menu option. The food-based menu planning reflects these guidelines so that our students can choose a meal at breakfast or lunch that can include healthy choices from each of the five food categories: protein, grains, fruit, vegetables and milk. 

Since 2014-2015 Smart Snacks Regulations have been in effect. This guarantees that all food sold in any MWISD school during the school day will meet healthier standards.  

In addition, the new meal pattern will address 4 specific nutrients: calories, sodium, saturated fat and trans-fat.

 

Free/Reduced Meal Assistance

We encourage everyone to complete an application for Free/Reduced-price meals.  Free/Reduced price meal applications DO NOT transfer from school year to school year. If your child/children are currently on free or reduced meals a new application must be filled out for the 2017/2018 school year.  If a new application hasn’t been submitted by September 27, 2017 then your child/children will go off the program on September 28, 2017. 

The applications are available in English and Spanish from each cafeteria, each school office and from the Mineral Wells ISD District Service Complex at 906 SW 5th Ave. Mineral Wells, TX 76067.

 If you have any questions please contact Carrie Martin-Director at 940-327-5133.