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Due to the large number of allergies in the district, The Child Nutrition Department will only make dietary accommodations when a doctor completes the Special Dietary Request Form stating that the allergy is life threatening and provides us with suggested dietary alternatives.

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Welcome to Child Nutrition!

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The 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 affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

The Child Nutrition Department of Joshua ISD is a nonprofit enterprise that employs over 60 food service professionals. We take pride in serving our customers a variety of delicious and nourishing meals through our breakfast and lunch program at all campuses, serving over 650,000 meals yearly.

The program’s objective is to improve the health of students by providing a variety of high quality, safe, nutritious foods that students will enjoy eating at a price affordable to them. The menus are planned and analyzed in accordance with federal and state guidelines for proper school age nutrition.

 
Joshua Independent School District
 
Strawberry Image Vision Statement: Joshua ISD will be a highly acclaimed model of educational excellence.
 
Pineapple Pic Mission Statement: Joshua ISD develops productive citizens of exceptional character who are life-long learners.

Broccoli Pic    District Motto: "Excellence...For All...From All"
 
RedDeliciousApple.jpg  Core Values

1.     Joshua ISD provides a safe and orderly environment.

2.     Joshua ISD students set goals and achieve high levels of success.

3.     Joshua ISD effectively and efficiently manages resources to promote student success.

4.     Joshua ISD is a source of pride and unity for students, staff, parents and community.
 
The Child Nutrition Department Fully Supports the Vision and Mission of the Joshua Independent School District.
 
Strawberry Image  Child Nutrition Vision Statement: 
The Joshua ISD Department of Child Nutrition will assist each student in developing his/her potential with proper nutrition and nutritional education and guidance.
 
Pineapple Pic  Child Nutrition Mission Statement:
We will provide Nutritious and Satisfying meals that reflect current research and meet the recommended dietary allowances for school-age children in a clean, friendly and safe environment. 
 
RedDeliciousApple.jpg  Child Nutrition Core Values: 
 
1. We will follow the State/Federal/Local Regulations and our district Wellness Policy for safe food handling and service at all times.
 
2.  We will Comply with all State and Federal regulations set for optimal nutrition for our School Age Customers
 
3.  We will Communicate Effectively with all stakeholders to form partnerships in the continuing effort to provide the best service and to teach our students to make healthy choices
 
4.  We will Manage all Child Nutrition resources in a fiscally sound manner, respecting the Community  we serve.