About the Child Nutrition at PSJA

  • August 2019

    The Child Nutrition Department prepares all food and supplies which are delivered daily to forty-one (41) school sites for approximately 32,800 students.

    PSJA ISD currently operates under Community Eligibility Provision, where all students are offered a free breakfast, lunch, and after-school snack regardless of economic status. Supper meals are offered in schools where educational enrichment programs are provided. The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program is available at six (6) elementary schools which are chosen by invitation only by USDA.

    Special diets are provided to students with special needs who provide a statement signed by a licensed physician.

    Breakfast in the classroom is provided at all middle and elementary schools. Every student will have the opportunity to start his or her day with a great head start....BREAKFAST! Remember, breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

    The Child Nutrition Program is proud of their homemade menu items which includes:

     
    Taco meat casero
    Charro beans
    Marinera meat sauce
    Whole wheat rolls
    Granola
    Croutons
    Assorted cookies
    Tuna salad
    Spanish rice
    Ginger rice
    Marinara sauce
    Brown & white gravy
    Red & green salsa
    Mashed potatos
    Chicken and cheese soft tacos
    Chicken chipotle flautas
    Pico de gallo
    Refried beans
    Carne guisada
    Chili sauce
    Cheese enchiladas
    Pork flautas
    Home style beans
    Picadillo
    Mediterrian chicken salad
    Chipotle tuna salad
    Vegan pancakes
    (Gluten Free) Vegan chocolate chip muffins
    (Gluten Free) Vegan Star Ginger Bread
    Refried beans
    Ginger blend rice
    Cilantro butter califlower
    Cavatini
     
    Assorted flavored dressings


    These are some of the numerous items produced daily. With the help of all departments, which include, satellite school employees, cooks, bakery, salad department, distribution, sanitation, warehouse, truck drivers, and the child nutrition department office staff, the students at PSJA are fed nutritious and well-balanced meals daily.

     

Public Notice

  • Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD 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 the burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals. 

    After school snacks will be offered to students participating in eligible after school programs, which include educational and enrichment activities in an organized, structured, and supervised environment.  A la carte sales of nutritious foods and beverages will be available to all students to supplement their meals. 

    Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD will participate in Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for the 2019-2020 school year. This program will offer supper meals to students on campuses that provide educational and enrichment activities in an organized, structured, and supervised environment.  For any questions regarding this notice, please contact Imelda Palacios, Director of Child Nutrition at (956) 784-8545

Non-discrimination Policy

  • 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

     

      


     2019

     NOTIFICACION PUBLICA DEL PROGRAMA DE NUTRICION PARA ESTUDIANTES

    El Distrito Escolar de Pharr-San Juan-Álamo continuará con su póliza de operar el Programa de Elegibilidad Comunitaria bajo el Programa de Almuerzo Escolar Nacional y el Programa de Desayuno Escolar para el año escolar 2019-2020 Las escuelas que califican para operar el Programa de Elegibilidad Comunitario sirven el desayuno y el almuerzo a todos los niños sin costo y también elimina la necesidad de recoger solicitudes de comidas gratis, a precio reducido o de pagó para estudiantes. Este nuevo enfoque reduce la carga en familias y administradores escolares y asegura que los estudiantes reciban comidas nutritivas. 

    Se les proporcionará meriendas a estudiantes que participen en programas elegibles después de clases, que incluyen actividades educativas y de enriquecimiento en un ambiente supervisado, estructurado y organizado. La venta a la carta de alimentos y bebidas nutritivas estarán disponibles para todos los estudiantes para complementar sus comidas. 

    El Distrito Escolar de Pharr-San Juan-Álamo participará en el Programa de Alimentos para el Cuidado de Niños y Adultos después de la escuela para el año escolar 2019-2020. Este programa proporcionará la cena a los estudiantes en las escuelas que ofrecen actividades educativas y de enriquecimiento en un ambiente supervisado, estructurado y organizado.

     

    PÓLIZA DE NO DISCRIMINACIÓN

    Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación:

    De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

    Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

    Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

    (1) correo: 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; o

    (3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

    Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.