IntroductionThe Child Nutrition Department of Joshua ISD is a nonprofit enterprise that employs over 60 food service professionals. We take pride in serving our customers a variety of delicious and nourishing meals through our breakfast and lunch program at all campuses, serving over 650,000 meals yearly.The child nutrition program is operated under the federally funded National School Lunch Act and Child Nutrition Act. The federal laws regulating the child nutrition programs are administered by the United States Department of Agriculture and implemented within the Texas Department of Agriculture.The program’s objective is to improve the health of students by providing a variety of high quality, safe, nutritious foods that students will enjoy eating at a price affordable to them. The menus are planned and analyzed in accordance with federal and state guidelines for proper school age nutrition.Joshua Independent School DistrictVision Statement: Joshua ISD will be a highly acclaimed model of educational excellence.Mission Statement: Joshua ISD develops productive citizens of exceptional character who are life-long learners.
District Motto: "Excellence...For All...From All"
Core Values4. Joshua ISD is a source of pride and unity for students, staff, parents and community.The Child Nutrition Department Fully Supports the Vision and Mission of the Joshua Independent School District.Child Nutrition Vision Statement:The Joshua ISD Department of Child Nutrition will assist each student in developing his/her potential with proper nutrition and nutritional education and guidance.Child Nutrition Mission Statement:We will provide Nutritious and Satisfying meals that reflect current research and meet the recommended dietary allowances for school-age children in a clean, friendly and safe environment.Child Nutrition Core Values1. We will follow the State/Federal/Local Regulations and our district Wellness Policy for safe food handling and service at all times.2. We will Comply with all State and Federal regulations set for optimal nutrition for our School Age Customers3. We will Communicate Effectively with all stakeholders to form partnerships in the continuing effort to provide the best service and to teach our students to make healthy choices4. We will Manage all Child Nutrition resources in a fiscally sound manner, respecting the Community we serve.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, you may pick up and submit a complaint form at the Child Nutrition Office, 522 Stadium Dr., Joshua TX 76058 or 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.