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Operating according to the policies and guidelines of the United States Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture SISD serves over 2000 nutritious meals every school day.  SISD participates in USDA's Community Eligibility Provision, which allows the district to offer nutritious meals to all students through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program at no charge, regardless of family income.

 

Nutrition Services’ mission statement support the district’s overall goals and set clear objectives for the department.

   

Nutrition Services Mission Statement: Provide students high-quality nutritious meals, conducive to learning and promoting healthier eating habits for the community.

 

Research proves that students are prepared to learn when they have eaten a well-balanced meal; therefore, SISD's Child Nutrition team plays a vital role in the education process. Meals that are served meet federal nutrition guidelines to help keep students healthy.

 

Parents can lend their support by encouraging their children to partake of the healthy food options presented each day.

 

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Shepherd Independent School District Encourages Parents To Make A Lunch Date

As a parent, you can make a lunch date to eat at your child’s school. Express your support to school staff and students for making nutritious and appetizing meal choices. And talk with the professionals who run your school nutrition programs about their successes and challenges.

Tips for a school lunch date

  • Look at the menu ahead of time with your child to help you pick a day for your lunchroom visit.
  • While in the lunch line, talk with your child about the healthy choices available and encourage him or her to try something new.
  • After your meal, reach out to the school nutrition staff members and share your feedback. Ask about the ways in which they engage families in efforts to improve students’ food.
  • Talk about what you have learned with the school principal and ask how she or he is helping the school nutrition program build on successes and overcome challenges.
 
Non-discrimination statement:
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. 
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: intake@usda.gov. 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.