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Nutritional Goals

Hidalgo ISD uses a traditional menu planning system to meet nutrition goals. The objective of the planning system is to meet the USDA School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children's nutrition goals which includes meeting recommended dietary allowances and calorie goals. The School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children underscores national health responsibilities to provide healthy school meals that are consistent with the Recommended Dietary Allowances.

The department believes the goals of providing students and faculty with nutritious, appetizing and quality meals by following the Texas Association for School Nutrition’s Standards of Excellence.Our department is ready to serve the nutritional needs of the students and staff of the district. We are dedicated to preparing wholesome, nutritious food and serving the district's students in a pleasant environment. Thank you for visiting. We hope you enjoy the links which will guide you to the menus, program information, and advice concerning children's nutrition.

Food and beverages sold or served at school meet the nutrition recommendations of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines and the Texas Department of Agriculture's Texas Public School Nutrition Policy. We provide students with access to a wide variety of appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

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