Heights ISD participates in the School Breakfast Program, National
School Lunch Program and Seamless Summer Feeding Program. These
programs are means to provide nutritious meals to children. They
contribute to a better understanding of good nutrition and better
eating habits. Research has proven that students who are well
nourished perform better in school. Federal reimbursements are
received for meals served to students that meet certain requirements
outlined within the regulations.
In 2010, the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act was passed. New
meal pattern regulations were recently released by the USDA stating
that all students must be served a food-based menu option. The
food-based menu planning reflects the MyPlate Guidelines so that our
students can choose a meal at breakfast or lunch that can include
healthy choices from each of the five food categories: protein,
grains, fruit, vegetables and milk. In addition, the new meal pattern
will address 4 specific nutrients: calories, sodium, saturated fat and
Starting with the 2012-2013 school year, your student will
continue to have a variety of daily choices and an increased variety of
available fruits and vegetables. The new Food-based meal pattern
regulations require your student to take at least a 1/2 cup of fruit or
vegetable daily along with two other food categories. This will
encourage your student to consume more healthful foods!
Additionally, starting with the 2014-2015 school year, the new Smart
Snacks regulations are in full effect. This guarantees that all food
sold in any AHISD school during the school day will have to meet new
more healthy standards. Essentially all food sold, including all
snacks, will be healthy, flavorful, and nutritious.
All Proceeds and Revenue generated by the AHISD child Nutrition Department and Catering go directly back into the District to fund the Child Nutrition Program as well as other AHISD programs.
We at SFE and AHISD strive to provide the highest quality and nutritious food, and our variety and quality of food and choices is unmatched We of a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Salad Bar at ALL SCHOOLS on the lunch line on a daily basis. We encourage all children going through the line to get all the fresh fruit and veggies that they can eat.
THIS IS NOT YOUR PARENTS CAFE, THIS IS GOURMET!!!
accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy,
this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of
race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a
complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of
Adjudication and Compliance, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington,
D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 260-1026, (866) 632-9992 (toll free), or
(202) 401-0216 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and