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NUTRITION AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT ALDINE I.S.D.

  School Breakfast Program   At Risk Evening Meal
   

The School Breakfast program allows children in All Schools to eat a healthy meal every morning at no cost to the student.

                  

The At Risk Evening Meal Program provides federal funds to after school programs to serve Nutritious meals to all students during the school year.

     
     
National School Lunch Program
  Seamless Summer Option

 

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to All children each school day.

                 

The Seamless Summer Option (SSO) ensures that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.

     
After School Snack Program
  Farm to School Program
 

                        

The After School Snack Program gives children at the Elementary and Intermediate level a nutritional boost (Meals include fat free or low fat milk and a serving of meat or meat alternate.) and draws them into supervised activities that are safe, fun and filled with learning opportunities.

 

The Farm to School Program exposes students to locally grown products in Texas.

     
Farm Fresh Fridays   Learn, Grow, Cook
 

The Farm Fresh Fridays Initiative offers a new and exciting way to engage students about the foods served in their school and inspire strong, sustainable connections to local food, and Texas farmers. .

 
 

Learn, Grow, Cook is an educational initiative that incorporates nutrition education, gardening, and culinary skills. The program is available to 4th and 5th-grade students throughout the district as a field trip to the Child Nutrition Center.

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Wellness Policy   The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 established final rule regarding Local Wellness Policies for all school districts that participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program.The intent is to meet expanded requirements that strengthen the ability of a school district to create a school nutrition environment that promotes student health, well-being, and the ability to learn.
Policy: Aldine ISD adopted Board Policy in September 2016 to meet compliance with statutory requirements. 
Plan: The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) comprised of parents, students, Child Nutrition Services, physical education teachers, school health professionals, Board members, district and campus administrators and members of the public developed a Wellness Plan according to adopted Wellness Policy goals. 
Goals of the plan include Nutrition Guidelines, Nutrition Promotion and Education, Physical Activity, and School-Based Activities.  Each school campus must implement all applicable areas of the Local Wellness Plan and document activities through an annual Scorecard.

Progress and Updates: Progress toward meeting the goals and compliance of the policy and plan will be published annually.  A triennial assessment will be conducted for needed updates to the policy and plan and made available for public view. 

Triennial Assessment Results: A triennial assessment of the current Wellness Policy and Plan was conducted on May 20, 2019.  The assessment was conducted by a group of individuals consisting of district administration, teachers, nurses, parents, community members, and Child Nutrition personnel. Each area of the Wellness Policy and Plan was reviewed for compliance, evidence based strategies and progress in attaining goals.
 A Wellness Scorecard is used annually for schools to document progress of specific goals, strategies and progress.  Each school is required to submit a completed scorecard by June 1 of each year. 

The SHAC committee meeting is on the following dates: Nov. 7th, 2018, Feb. 5th, 2020, and April 24th, 2020.

 
Download the Aldine ISD Wellness Policy

Download the Aldine ISD Wellness Plan 2019-2020


Download the Wellness Policy Scorecard

Download the Wellness Days Poster 2019-2020
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SMART SNACKS  
 

The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold a la carte, in the school store, and vending machines.


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Meet our Nutrition Team!
The nutrition team here at Aldine ISD works together to create healthy and delicious meals that students will enjoy daily. Product testing is done throughout the school year to ensure consistency in the meals served. Our mission is to ensure that each and every student receives high quality nutritious meals that are in accordance with USDA guidelines.
DIETITIAN:
Kaisha Martelly-Molinar
 
NUTRITIONIST:
Jennifer Earthly

QUALITY CONTROL TRAINER:
Judy Benavides

Treat your hunger the healthy way!
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