Welcome to Mercedes Child Nutrition Services!
The online application for P-EBT has been extended until August 31!
Please review the criteria to see if you need to apply to receive these benefits. The application link is provided below.
Do I need to apply for P-EBT?
Families that DID NOT get SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020
Families that DID get SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020
P-EBT is a one-time benefit for families issued through an EBT card (like a debit card). Families receive up to $285 per eligible child. You will have one year from the date the benefits were issued to use your P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits are non-transferrable.
¡La solicitud del P-EBT estára disponible hasta el 31 de agosto de 2020!
Revise los criterios para saber si necesita presentar una solicitud para recibir estos beneficios. A continuación se encuentra el enlace a la solicitud.
¿Necesito presentar una solicitud para la P-EBT?
Las familias que NO recibieron beneficios del SNAP para el mes de marzo de 2020
Las familias que SÍ recibieron beneficios del SNAP para el mes de marzo de 2020
La P-EBT es un beneficio único para familias emitido a través de una tarjeta de EBT (como una tarjeta de débito). Las familias reciben hasta $285 por cada niño elegible. A partir de la fecha en que se emitieron los beneficios, tendrá un año para usar sus beneficios de la P-EBT. Los beneficios de la P-EBT no son transferibles.
Si necesita ayuda para completar la solicitud de la P-EBT, llame al 833-613-6220. Para obtener más información, visite hhs.texas.gov/PEBT o llame al 833-613-6220.
P-EBT Application link will be active the first week of June through August 31, 2020!
¡El enlace de la aplicación P-EBT estará activo la primera semana de junio hasta el 31 de agosto de 2020!
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.
USDA Federal Regulations
ARM Section 19.23
July 18, 2018
Adults Eating from a Student’s Tray
Parents or caretakers occasionally visit their children during mealtime. TDA encourages their
Required Response to an Adult Eating from a Student’s Tray
If an adult eats from a student’s tray, SNP staff must inform the adult that the meal is for
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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: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.