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Jodie Benoit, Director of Child Nutrition

Jodie Benoit, Director of Child Nutrition
1255 North Main St.  Vidor, Tx  77662
Office: 409.951.8712  |  Fax: 409.783.9115
 
Cindy Routt, Child Nutrition Coordinator
Lucinda Unger, Child Nutrition Adm. Assistant

 

Truth About Sugar

Cafeteria Connection: The Truth About Added Sugar in School Meals

There is no denying it -- kids love sugar. However, too much sugar can lead to negative health consequences: obesity, heart disease, chronic inflammation, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes.

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which established the current USDA nutritional guidelines for school meals, was enacted to address rising childhood obesity rates and the nutritional qualityof kids’ diets. It requires schools to serve fruit, vegetables, and whole grains, and to limit sodium, fat, and overall calories. It also eliminated the sale of sugary beverages and snacks that were available in school vending machines and a la carte service. Read more...

 


Grades PK-4 MENU: CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR A PRINTER FRIENDLY MENU COPY

Grades PK- 4 February Menu


Grades 5-12 MENU: CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR A PRINTER FRIENDLY MENU COPY

VHS Daily Menus: Cabana  Perch  |  Paradise

Grades 5-12 February Menu

Meal portions are based on age requirements and all foods/beverages are to be balanced for nutrients, sugar, salt and fat. All meal plans follow the Texas Department of Agriculture and US Department of Agriculture regulations for school meal programs.


Breakfast - Whole Grain + Fruit or Fruit Juice + Milk + Healthy Fat is considered ahealthy, reimbursable meal (Lean Protein/Meat may substituted for Whole Grain a maximum of 3 times per week).


Lunch - Lean Meat/Protein + Whole Grain + Fruit + Vegetable + Milk + Healthy Fat is considered a healthy, reimbursable meal.

 

Costs for second meals or additional meals after the initial free student meal:

  • Breakfast Entrée - $2.00 for Students, Teachers, and Staff

  • Lunch Entrée - $2.50 for Students, Teachers, and Staff

Child Nutrition Resources

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement [English] | [Spanish]
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: 
https: //www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, 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.