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Donna Campbell, Child Nutrition Coordinator
602.336.2985
donnacampbell@alhambraesd.org

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2007 Sunshine Awards                   
               2011 Desert Oasis Award
Alhambra Elementary School District
Arizona Department of Education
School District's Dedication



Come join us every day for our wonderful
breakfast and lunch programs!

Online Meal Applications
New this year, is the availability to complete an online meal application for new and/or returning students. To complete the online meal application, visit https://family.titank12.com/6TR85QFor English and Spanish directions, please click here.
Pay for Breakfast/Lunch Online!
Parents can now pay for school breakfast and lunch online, monitor your child’s meal account balance, and also receive low-balance email alerts through the new Titan school meal program. The online payment option is a quick and secure way to deposit money to your child’s meal account by using a debit or credit card. A $2.60 transaction fee will be charged per credit card transaction. For instructions on how to create an account, click on this Quick Guide to download step-by-step directions. To get started, visit https://family.titank12.com/6TR85Q.

Summer Food Service Program
Free food and fun for kids 18 years of age and under this summer! Alhambra Elementary School District is offering free breakfast and lunch to children and teens at select Alhambra locations. Meals service will run from May 23 to July 14, 2016; breakfast and lunch serving times vary by campus. Download this flyer to find your school's serving time.



State Child Nutrition Director of the Year

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Donna Campbell, Child Nutrition Coordinator, was named Arizona’s Outstanding Director of the Year from the School Nutrition Association. This award distinguishes school nutrition directors who excel in all areas of program management such as budget, staff training, marketing, and championing the benefits of their program to the public.



Healthy Meals/Nutrition Standards
We prepare our menus to meet the United States Department of Agriculture’s strict nutrition standards. Foods are hand selected and analyzed to ensure they meet the requirements for calories, fat, protein, sodium, and whole grains for our students. This translates into well-balanced, healthy meals that provide recommended amounts of energy and nutrients needed for optimal child development and learning. Children participating in both the breakfast and lunch programs receive approximately two-thirds of the recommended daily allowance.

Every school breakfast is well-balanced and contains five great choices:

Milk: Fat free white or flavored, or 1% white
Vegetables: We offer sweet potato items
Fruit: Fresh fruit is served a minimum of three times weekly, often more
Grains: We make our own whole grain bread for toast and whole grain zucchini bread
Protein: We offer turkey sausage, eggs and yogurt

Every school lunch is also well-balanced and contains five great choices: 

Milk: Fat free white or flavored, or 1% white
Vegetables: From carrot sticks to creamed spinach
Fruit: Fresh fruit is served a minimum of three times weekly, often more
Grains: We prepare and bake all of our whole grain bread and rolls, and all of our products are whole grain rich
Protein: We offer lean beef, fish, chicken, and bean chili

Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program
We are proud to announce that Alhambra School District received a grant for twelve schools to participate in the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program offered through the Arizona Department of Education. The selected schools are Andalucia Middle, Carol G. Peck, Catalina Ventura, Cordova Elementary, Granada East, Granada Primary, James W. Rice, Montebello, Sevilla Primary, Sevilla West, R.E. Simpson, and Westwood Primary. Students at these schools will receive a free fresh fruit or vegetable snack twice a week. There are many delicious and nutritious options we provide like sugar snap peas, star fruit, lady apples, and yellow grape tomatoes. In addition to providing new and tasty snacks we will also provide a nutrition education lesson about the fruit or vegetable. This is program is a great way to introduce young children to new fruits and vegetables, and hopefully instill a love for eating healthy.


Alhambra's Child Nutrition Department Receives Desert Oasis Award
Alhambra's Child Nutrition Department was one of three organizations statewide to receive the Arizona Department of Education Desert Oasis Award (10/31/2011). Alhambra was recognized for having an outstanding Summer Food Service Program that positively impacted the community. This last summer, our school cafeterias served nearly 20,843 breakfasts and 34,360 lunches to local students and family members.




Meal Pricing
Students Daily Weekly Bi-weekly
Breakfast w/Beverage $1.00 $5.00 $10.00
Lunch/Salad Bar w/Beverage $2.10 $10.50 $21.00
Students, Reduced
Breakfast w/Beverage $ .30 $1.50 $3.00
Lunch/Salad Bar w/Beverage $ .40 $2.00 $4.00
Adults
Breakfast $1.60
Lunch/Salad Bar w/Beverage $3.25
Mini-Lunch $2.50

Parent Reminders
Meal charges are not allowed.
A student must have money in his/her account or lunch money for
the day in order to receive meals.

The cafeteria clerk reminds a student when his/her meal account has
only three meals remaining.

On three occasions during the school year, grade K-8 students with
less than sufficient funds or no lunch money for the day will be
given an alternate meal consisting of a peanut butter sandwich,
cheese wedge, carrot and celery sticks, an apple, and milk. The cost
of the alternative meal or the amount due will be deducted from the
next deposit to your child’s account.

Students are to safeguard their pin number, as individual pins are
issued to each student and must not be used by any other student
under Federal Regulation.

In each case of a stolen or misused pin number, the parent/guardian
will be required to meet with the cafeteria manager to assist in
resolving the problem.

During student meal service, no outside food service (e.g.,
McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc.; packaged snacks such as
hot Cheetos, etc.) are allowed in the cafeteria. Sack lunches are
permitted. Milk can be purchased to go with sack lunches for
$.25 cash. Fruit juice is encouraged for sack lunches if the student
is not buying milk.

Soda pop or other carbonated drinks are not allowed with either
school meals or sack lunches.

Student Wellness Policy
The Alhambra District is committed to providing a school environment that promotes children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. To ensure the health and well-being of all students, the Alhambra Governing Board has adopted a student wellness policy that guides the district in making healthy decisions for students. Click on this link to view the district’s Student Wellness Policy and the Student Wellness Regulation.
 

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