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Welcome to Mexia ISD Child Nutrition Department

The Mission of the Child Nutrition Department is to provide nutritious and appealing food choices to children as a means of improving and enhancing their ability to learn in a safe and nurturing environment.

Child Nutrition Office
616. N. Red River
Mexia, TX, 76667
(254) 562-4038


Mexia ISD has qualified for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).
All enrolled students will receive free breakfast and lunch!

*Please read below in the CEP section to learn more about the program.

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Online Prepayment System
* New Phone App (Iphone) (Android)!
Student/Staff Charging Policy

Students can pay for a la care items or second meals using cash or by deducting it from their food service account. To deposit funds into a child’s account, send cash or a check made out to Mexia ISD. For an instant deposit, you may also use the new Internet program, www.Myschoolbucks.com to directly deposit funds into your child’s account from your credit card. All funds remaining in your child’s food service account can be refunded. Requests for refunds or requests to place restrictions on your child’s account can be sent via email to the Food Service Director chempel@mexiaisd.net.


SFE

SFE is honored and excited to partner with Mexia ISD. We are committed to the nutritional well-being of every student. SFE is passionate about enhancing the quality of life of the student population by providing a variety of fresh and nutritious menu selections, interactive educational food programs, and unparalleled customer service.

Mexia ISD participates in the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. SFE offers several hot entrée selections and side dishes daily from our Culinary Creations. Our Executive Chefs are already hard at work creating nutritious, made from scratch recipes to add to your schools’ menus. Here are just some of the new items you will see at your cafeterias beginning this school year:

Luigi’s Eatery- Serving all your favorite Italian cuisine creations! Freshly made Specialty Pizza’s, Calzones, Lasagna, and Chicken Alfredo.

Red Dragon- Traditional Pacific Rim and Asian Cuisine consisting of Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Beef and Broccoli, and Orange Chicken.

Traditional Cuisine- Homemade specialties such as Tater Tot Casserole, Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes, Turkey and Dressing and Baked Chicken.

Adobe - Hispanic Dishes! Quesadillas, beef and chicken tacos, enchiladas, and nachos!

Gourmet Greens- Fresh Salads! Freshly prepared Sizzling Salads, Southwest Chicken Salad, Cobb Salad, Mediterranean Salad and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable bar.

Delicatessen- Freshly made sandwiches and subs on freshly baked breads.

We are committed to the nutritional well-being of every student and staff members in the Mexia community. Students who receive a school meal are also welcome to help themselves to our fresh fruit and vegetable bar each day at no additional cost. As part of our commitment to your school, you will not only have healthy new menu items such as those listed above, but will also have additional made from scratch meals, and outdoor grills. Additionally, we will offer fun programs such as the Roving Chef Program, where nutrition education meets hands-on culinary training.

We are proud to be the guardians of the Mexia ISD nutritional program and look forward to working together putting child nutrition first. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact our office at (254) 562-4000 ext. 1201 or via email at chempel@mexiaisd.net.


Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

Mexia ISD will continue serving free meals to children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2019-2020 school year. Schools qualifying to operate the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) provide breakfast and lunch to all enrolled children at no charge and eliminate the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price, and paid student meals. This approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals.

For additional information please contact the following person:

Craig Hempel, Food Service Director
616 N Red River
Mexia, TX 76667
chempel@mexiaisd.net

CEP Letter to Households    CEP Letter to Households (Spanish)

CEP Media Release   CEP Media Release (Spanish)

What is CEP?

NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the food program at Mexia ISD, please contact us at 254-562-4038

Mexia ISD Complaint Policy

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 Texas Department of Agriculture – July 18, 2018 Other Operational Issues 19.12 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: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación: De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA. Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas. Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por: (1) correo: 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; o (3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov. Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.