Skip to main content

AA_Logo2 Arrow Academy

Nutrition

Dear parents and/or guardians:
 
The Texas Department of Agriculture daily meal requirements have changed in accordance to the final rule (77 FR 4088) titled Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. This rule was established as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010. According to this rule student serving sizes have changed to reflect below:
  • Meat/Bean-1 ounce
  • Grain-1 ounce
  • Milk-8 ounces
  • Fruit-1/2 cup or Veggie-1/2 cup or 1/4 cup fruit+1/4 cup Veggie Combo
 
For lunch the OFFER option is utilized in which the students picks at least three out of the five components which must contain a serving of fruit or veggie or combo of both. Students are allowed to pick up to all five components.
 
Below is a friendly handout to help visualize to the portions on your students plate plus a friendly activity sheet.
Please read the Arrow Academy Wellness Policy below as well as the most recent evaluations of the Wellness Poicy.
The Arrow Academy School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) helps provide support and guidance for the health and wellness objectives of Arrow Academy. The SHAC meets twice a year. If you would like to provide input or are interested in joining the council please attend the next meeting. Below are the minutes from recent meetings.
Discrimination Complaint Procedure and Form

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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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: How to File a 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.

 
SHAC Meeting
 
Join us for the next SHAC meeting in the Fall of 2019. Check back here for date, location, and agenda.