Our Nutrition and Education Programs

The School Breakfast program allows children in all schools to eat a healthy meal every morning at no cost to the student.

Aldine ISD offers evening meals to students at all middle, 9th grade, high and several elementary schools. These schools offer educational and enrichment programs for students after school which enable the At Risk Evening Meal Program to be provided by the Child Nutrition Services Department. There IS no cost to the students for the evening meal. The program operates Monday through Thursday or Monday through Friday each week during the school year. Students receive a variety of meals including an entree. fresh fruits and vegetables, and a grain/bread along with milk as menu choices. Meals are planned by Child Nutrition Dietitian and meet all required menu standards of the United States Department of Agriculture. The school district decision to operate the evening meal program provides an educational and nutritional opportunity for students. Academic achievement and good health e beneficial for success.
The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to All children each school day.
The Seamless Summer Option (SSO) ensures that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.
The Farm to School Program exposes students to locally grown products in Texas.
The Farm Fresh Fridays Initiative offers a new and exciting way to engage students about the foods served in their school and inspire strong, sustainable connections to local food, and Texas farmers.
The After School Snack Program gives children at the Elementary and Intermediate level a nutritional boost (Meals include fat free or low fat milk and a serving of meat or meat alternate.) and draws them into supervised activities that are safe, fun and filled with learning opportunities.
Learn, Grow, Cook iS an educational initiative that incorporates nutrition education, gardening, and culinary skills. The program is available to 4th and 5th-grade students throughout the district as a field trip to the Child Nutrition center.

Aldine ISD Wellness Policy

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 established final rule regarding Local Wellness Policies for all school districts that participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program.The intent is to meet expanded requirements that strengthen the ability of a school district to create a school nutrition environment that promotes student health, well-being, and the ability to learn.

Policy: Aldine ISD adopted Board Policy in September 2016 to meet compliance with statutory requirements.

Plan: The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) comprised of parents, students, Child Nutrition Services, physical education teachers, school health professionals, Board members, district and campus administrators and members of the public developed a Wellness Plan according to adopted Wellness Policy goals.

Goals of the plan include Nutrition Guidelines, Nutrition Promotion and Education, Physical Activity, and School-Based Activities. Each school campus must implement all applicable areas of the Local Wellness Plan and document activities through an annual Scorecard.

Progress and Updates: Progress toward meeting the goals and compliance of the policy and plan will be published annually. A triennial assessment will be conducted for needed updates to the policy and plan and made available for public view.

Triennial Assessment Results: A triennial assessment of the current Wellness Policy and Plan was conducted on May 20, 2019. The assessment was conducted by a group of individuals consisting of district administration, teachers, nurses, parents, community members, and Child Nutrition personnel. Each area of the Wellness Policy and Plan was reviewed for compliance, evidence based strategies and progress in attaining goals.

A Wellness Scorecard is used annually for schools to document progress of specific goals, strategies and progress. Each school is required to submit a completed scorecard by June 1 of each year.

Smart Snacks

The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold a la carte, in the school store, and vending machines.

Meet our Nutrition Team

The nutrition team here at Aldine ISD works together to create healthy and delicious meals that students will enjoy daily. Product testing is done throughout the school year to ensure consistency in the meals served. Our mission is to ensure that each and every student receives high quality nutritious meals that are in accordance with USDA guidelines.

Carrie Allen

Esha Naaz

Judy Benavides