Child Nutrition


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Chef Juarez
District Chef

Chef Ariel
District Chef

Javier Romero
General Manager

Elena Garza
Director of Child Nutrition

SFE is proud to partner with EdCouch-Elsa Independent School District to enhance the existing Child Nutrition Program. SFE provides healthy delicious options for our students at both breakfast and lunch services. A child’s nutrition plays an essential role in learning development each and every day. Together SFE & EdCouch-Elsa ISD will offer healthy and nutritious options for our students, helping them create a foundation on how to make smart meal time decisions.

EdCouch-Elsa High School
Carlos Truan Jr High
Elementary Schools
JRG Early Childhood

You can now view your school menus online at or download our app called Nutrislice. You can view it at or download the app in the Google Play or Apple App Store.

We are a peanut free district and encourage parents to please pack alternative snacks to our students that contain no peanuts. This helps us maintain our district peanut free and keeps all our students safe. 
Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program

EdCouch-Elsa ISD is proud to participate in the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program grant. With this program we are able to provide elementary students a free fruit or vegetable snack. We provide a snack that some students may have never tried. Along with the snack, teachers provide fun information on what the students are eating. This year the grant was awarded to Santiago Garcia Elementary & JRG Early childhood Campus. 


We are pleased to inform you that our schools will be implementing a new provision available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).

What does this mean for you and your child(ren)?

All enrolled students in our school district, regardless of income level, are eligible to receive a healthy school breakfast and school lunch at no charge each day. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.

The CEP is a new alternative to the traditional meal application process associated with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. CEP alleviates the burden on families by eliminating household applications, while helping schools reduce costs associated with collecting and procesing those applications.

For more information about CEP, please visit Here

Edcouch-Elsa ISD is a part of the Community Eligibility Provision program designed by the US Department of Agriculture. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a non-pricing meal service option for schools and school districts in low-income areas. CEP allows the nation’s highest poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications. Instead, schools that adopt CEP are reimbursed using a formula based on the percentage of students categorically eligible for free meals based on their participation in other specific means-tested programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).


You can find our Local Wellness Policy and our School Wellness Assessment below.

Local Wellness Policy.pdf
School Wellness Assessment
School Wellness Assessment pt.2

Justice For All

Non-Discrimination Statement

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, disability, age, 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:, 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;

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