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Welcome to Mercedes Child Nutrition Services!

 

 

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

  




 

 

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program: For School year 2017-2018, to the following Elementary Schools, thank you for participating in the Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program (FFVP):

  • Hinojosa Elementary
  • Taylor Elementary

Students who participate in this program are being introduced to a variety of fruits and vegetables. These are opportunities to teach children healthy eating habits and lifestyles. It can take a few or more tries before you like certain foods. But if you keep trying, you may start to like all sorts of healthy fruits and vegetables. 

Go to our photo gallery to see what fruits and vegetables have been served for this year!

                                                                                                                                                         

 

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Adequate Meal Service Periods

USDA encourages schools to make every effort to establish meal periods that are long enough for children to fully consume their meals and to provide an environment conducive to eating those meals. It is important, both nutritionally and socially, to give children sufficient time, a conducive atmosphere, and a safe environment to eat nutritious meals.

Meal Times for Breakfast & Lunch

Regular meal times specified in regulations for the NSLP have been identified as 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast hours would be identified as meal service prior to 10 a.m. in most circumstances. CEs are encouraged to allow students to eat breakfast when they are late arriving at school. However, this is not a requirement.

 

 

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