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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
Marsha Peden, Child Nutrition Coordinator
Lucinda Unger, Child Nutrition Adm. Assistant

Pear-fection Award 22For the second year in a row, the Vidor ISD Child Nutrition Department has been awarded the Pear-fection Award from the Texas Department of Agriculture for their participation in and achievement of compliance in the FFVP for the second year in a row! Vidor ISD is 1 of 8 Child Nutrition Departments recognized from across the State of Texas!!
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a federally assisted invitation-only program providing free fresh fruits and vegetables to students in participating elementary schools during the school day. The FFVP helps schools create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices, expanding the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience, and increasing children’s fruit and vegetable consumption. Vidor ISD Child Nutrition Department served fresh fruit. All three of Vidor ISD Elementary schools participated and won the award - Pine Forest Elementary, Vidor Elementary and Oak Forest Elementary! Congratulations!!

Farm FreshTexas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller recognized Vidor ISD for the third year in a row with the Best of the Bunch award for working to support homegrown and healthy kids with the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Farm Fresh Challenge. The Vidor ISD Child Nutrition team has pledged to serve more Texas products and share their Farm Fresh efforts on social media. The Farm Fresh Challenge for the National School Lunch Program is part of Commissioner Miller’s Texas Farm Fresh Initiative. Read more...

Nutritional Guidelines

Nutritional Guidelines for School Meals

Why doesn’t the cafeteria just serve pizza and hamburgers every day, after all they are the student-favorites! Schools like ours are required to meet specific nutrition standards. Included in those standards are more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat milk, and appropriate calorie ranges. Read more...

Choose School Lunch

Choose School Lunch

Here are the top 5 reasons to choose school lunch:
Opportunity to try something new
Support Academic Achievement and Better Behavior
Low Cost


Eat Right

Healthy Eating at School

Vidor ISD will continue with the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) which allows all our students to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch each school day. School meals include protein in meats/meat alternative servings, milk/dairy, fruits and vegetables and provide key nutrients like calcium and fiber for growing bodies.  Eating breakfast and lunch at school plays an important role in helping students establish healthy eating behaviors, expose them to foods they may not normally have access to and can have an impact on not only their health, but also their ability to learn.  



Grades PK- 4 September Menu


Grades 5-12 September 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.

Child Nutrition Resources

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement [English] | [Spanish]
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