childnutrition
 
Introduction
The 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.
 
Our Vision
The Joshua ISD Department of Child Nutrition will assist each student in developing his/her potential with proper nutrition and nutritional education and guidance.
 
Our Mission
We will provide nutritious meals that reflect current research and meet the recommended dietary allowances for school-age children. Through our new “Team Nutrition” program sponsored by the USDA we will assist in the education of good nutrition within our schools, with the cafeteria serving as the nutrition laboratory. As this program grows, we hope to reach the entire community with our message: “Team Nutrition for a Healthy Tomorrow”.
 
Free & Reduced Meal Application Assistance

Applications are sent home with each and every student at the start of each school year or during registration.  Please review the attached FAQs that will accompany this application for additional guidance as you complete the "National School Meals Benefit Application" for the current school year. We encourage every household to apply for the assistance that is available. This wonderful benefit program is highly confidential with no student's eligibility overtly identified. All completed forms received are sent directly to the Child Nutrition application processor, where they are considered for eligibility. All information is kept completely confidential within the Child Nutrition Dept. Please direct any inquiries or concerns to Zoë Borrero, Director of Child Nutrition, 817-426-7500, ext. 1353.  If you have more than one school age child bringing an application home, you need only complete one application for the entire household.  We ask, however, that you send back all applications with each child either completed or marked "already applied with sibling"; or "declining to apply".  If declining to apply, please include your child's name on the application so that we will know that the application was recieved and you had the opportunity to apply for assistance.  You may apply any time during the school year if you believe that you may qualify for increased benefits or simply have decided to apply for the first time. Just contact the Child Nutrition Department and we will make sure you get another application as quickly as possible. 

In 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 Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.