Media Release for Free and Reduced-Price Meals Sample Form
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)—Year 2 and Successive Years
The Mineral Wells ISD and Lamar-Houston-Travis Elementary Schools, Jr High and High School announced today it will continue its policy to operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2019-2020 school year. Schools qualifying to operate CEP serve breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and eliminate the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price, and paid student meals. This new approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals.
For additional information please contact the following person:
Mineral Wells ISD
Attention: Carrie Martin
Food Service Director
906 SW 5th Avenue
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
"We Serve Education Everyday!"
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.
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.
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.
If you have any questions please contact Carrie Martin-Director at 940-327-5133.