Welcome to Child Nutrition
Our Child Nutrition Department has embraced Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts! We have a Chef in Training working with our staff to improve our food presentation as we teach her about school meals. We welcome chef Yancie Toran to our Pirate family!
The Shepherd Independent School District’s Child Nutrition Department operates according to United States Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agricultures’ guidelines and policies that govern the National School Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, and Child and Adult Care Feeding programs.
The Child Nutrition team is committed to advancing the health of the community using the following strategies:
- Focusing on providing healthy and appealing meals for students, staff and guest;
- Coordinating wellness programs with other departments across the district;
- Utilizing ongoing training to educate others about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle;
- Leading through the example of personal wellness
Students are better equipped 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.
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) BREAKFAST AND LUNCH IS FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS!!!
Shepherd Independent School District will continue its policy to operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2020-2021 school year. This means that all Shepherd ISD Schools serve breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge without 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.
USDA Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020
Feeding Our Students During Covid:
Food Safety and Sanitation:
School Nutrition guards against Foodborne with the use of an updated Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HAACP) system. Which is a systematic approach to constructing a food safety plan. It is designed to reduce the risk of food-borne illnesses/hazards by focusing on each step of the food preparation process, from receiving to service.
100% of our School Nutrition staff have earned a ServSafe Food Protection Managers Certification. This is the highest certification awarded by ServSafe. The exam focuses on six aspects of food service that can affect the safety of food and is earned by passing the ServSafe exam.
All staff shall wear a face covering and change their gloves after serving each class.
All meals will be completed by placing the menu items in an individual to-go container which will allow the product to be protected during transport
Signage will be visible in all cafeteria, serving lines and on our carts to remind staff and students of the importance of hand washing or using hand sanitizer before meals and the requirements of social distancing while waiting in line or moving about the breakfast and lunch times. Signage will be consistent with that being used throughout the district and will be age appropriate for the audience.
In addition to reminders about social distancing and hand washing the use of social distancing floor decals and markers for where students can sit when utilizing cafeteria tables.
Breakfast In the Classroom (BIC):
In Classroom Lunch Service and Consumption:
Alternate Breakfast option:
Grab & Go to be consumed in the classroom or a designated area following social distancing guidelines.
Grab And Go
Students would pick up conveniently packaged breakfasts from mobile service carts in areas that are convenient to students, such as hallways, entryways or cafeterias. Students can eat in their classroom or in a common area before and after the bell has rung.
Curbside Meal service will be offered to Elementary and Secondary students daily at all sites:
We will accommodate all special diet requests
Parents Can Pick Up Meals For Virtual Learners