Mercedes ISD has always prided itself in offering a variety of healthy, well balanced meals that exceed the federal nutrition standards, ensuring that students have all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines.
All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
School Lunch Menus were developed based on student feedback received from the following:
-"Rate Your Plate" online survey
-Student Focus Groups
-Taste Testing Sessions
Our goal as the Mercedes Child Nutrition Service is to ensure that our students receive good nutrition through the service of our high quality, healthy and well-balanced food on a daily basis. We hope you find that true when you step into our cafeterias and that you have enjoyed our nutritious and delicious meals!
Go to the new Web Menu by School Nutrition and Fitness App to have easy access to our menus, obtain nutrition facts of each specific food, and get a monthly newsletter, all at the touch of your screen on your iphone!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.