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

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    In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online, at https://www. ascr.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf , from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

    fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442;

    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

    Conforme a la ley federal y las políticas y regulaciones de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta institución tiene prohibido discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad, discapacidad, venganza o represalia por actividades realizadas en el pasado relacionadas con los derechos civiles (no todos los principios de prohibición aplican a todos los programas). 

    La información del programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas además del inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieran medios de comunicación alternativos para obtener información sobre el programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra agrandada, grabación de audio y lenguaje de señas americano) deben comunicarse con la agencia estatal o local responsable que administra el programa o con el TARGET Center del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comunicarse con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Transmisión de Información al (800) 877-8339

    Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe completar un formulario AD-3027, Formulario de queja por discriminación del programa del USDA, que se puede obtener en línea, en https://www.ascr.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf , en cualquier oficina del USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida al USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del reclamante, y una descripción escrita de la supuesta acción discriminatoria con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR, por sus siglas en inglés) sobre la naturaleza y la fecha de la presunta violación de los derechos civiles. La carta o el formulario AD-3027 completado debe enviarse al USDA por medio de: 

    correo postal: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; o´

    fax: (833) 256-1665 o´ (202) 690-7442;

    correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

     

     

    Esta institución ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

     

Contact

  • Child Nutrition Department
    956-784-8545