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Welcome to LJISD Child Nutrition Services!

Dear La Joya ISD Families,

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The goal of the La Joya ISD Child Nutrition Services is to provide students, faculty and staff with nutritious, appetizing, quality meals that are prepared and served by caring professionals in a pleasant environment.

The Child Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of Food and Nutrition Professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet State and Federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of nutritious and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

La Joya ISD school cafeterias are meeting tough new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Continue to encourage your kids to choose school breakfast and school lunch!

School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on portion size.  School breakfast & school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:

√ Age-appropriate calorie limits
√ Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)
√ A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
√ Fat-free milk (flavored and unflavored milk)
√ More whole grains
√ And less sodium

School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too! La Joya ISD participates under a special Provision, (CEP) Community Eligibility Provision, that allows the District to provide Breakfast and Lunch at no cost to the student.
We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria.  To find out more about La Joya ISD healthy school meals, please browse our website to get the facts about school meals.

"Score big with a healthy Texas lunch"

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