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.
Fueling Kids for Success
Food Services is completely committed to raising nutrition awareness and providing a quality food service program. Our sound food service plan takes into account the critical nutritional needs of our students, while reflecting the reality of current preferences of today's young people.
We are aware of the recent issues surrounding school nutrition and student health issues. In fact, our commitment to nutrition awareness has been a longstanding element of our program. It is critical to start children on the right path at an early age to understand the importance of eating properly and staying healthy.
Texas Public School Nutrition Policy
The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) implemented rules and regulations regarding both Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value (FNMV) and "competitive foods" in 2004. These rules, still in effect today, are part of statewide efforts to promote better lifelong eating habits and to combat the increase in childhood obesity.
Foods sent from home for an individual child's consumption are not restricted; however, parents are not allowed to send food for other students' consumption unless they meet the Department of Agriculture guidelines. These guidelines outline the types of foods and the portions allowed. Additional information is provided in the most current
The state allows school districts to designate three days for class parties with refreshments that do not meet the state standards regarding competitive foods and foods of minimal nutritional value. In MWISD, those dates are: the day before winter break, Valentine's Day, and the last day of school.