Summer should be a break from study, not good nutrition, according to San Marcos CISD Associate Director of Child Nutrition Mike Boone. Thanks to two programs-the Summer Food Service Program and the Seamless Summer Program-nutritious meals during the summer are available at no cost to all children aged 18 and under.
To participate, children may simply show up at any participating program feeding site Monday through Friday. Local feeding sites are as follows:
· Bowie Elementary: June 10 – July 2, Breakfast from 7:30-8:30 am, and Lunch from 10:30am – 12:30 pm.
· Miller Junior High: June 9-August 8, Breakfast from 7:30-8:30 am; Lunch from 11 am to 1 pm.
· San Marcos High School: June 9-August 8, Breakfast from 7:45-8:45 am; Lunch from 11:30 am to 1 pm.
For more information about participating sites and times, call the 2-1-1 Texas information line and select the “local community services and resources” option. Ask the information specialist about the Summer Food Service Program or Seamless Summer Program in your area. Help your kids get the nutrition they need this summer to be successful in the next school year.
One can also visit www.squaremeals.org or call (888) TEX-KIDS for school meal program details, healthy recipes and more. Square Meals is the Texas Department of Agriculture’s school nutrition education and outreach program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service.
By IRIS CAMPBELL
Public Information Officer