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  • Latinx Heritage Month

    Posted by By Manda Radulovic on 10/15/2021

    The Alhambra Elementary School District Child Nutrition Department celebrated Latinx Heritage Month September 15th - October 15th by including a variety of foods from regions of the Latin Americas on the menu! 

    Foods we celebrated:

    Churros: Spanish shepherds lived for long periods of time up in the mountain without access to fresh bread. This led them to make a long piece of dough, and fry it in an open fire. The conquistadors brought their version of el churro to America, which reached its most delicious point by being combined with Mexican chocolate, plentiful sugar, and cinnamon.

    Elote: This is a traditional Mexican street food, made with corn, crema and topped with cotija, cilantro, tajin and fresh lime. The history of corn dates back to millennia times, where Indigenous people of Southern Mexico cultivated this food and considered it a crucial crop, thus resulting in its widespread use in Mexico and all over the world!

    Pão de queijo: or Brazilian cheese bread is a small, baked cheese roll or cheese bun, a popular snack and breakfast food in Brazil. It is a traditional Brazilian recipe, originating in the state of Minas Gerais.

    We hope our students enjoyed the Latin foods we brought to the menu this month! To see more of what is included on our online menu go to or the printable menu and follow us on our social media! 

    Instagram: @AlhambraESD

    Facebook: @AlhambraSchoolDistrict

     

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  • FREE MEAL PROGRAM EXPANDS TO INCLUDE ALL STUDENTS

    Posted by Child Nutrition Department on 8/17/2021 3:05:00 PM

    The Alhambra Elementary School District Child Nutrition Department is pleased to offer FREE breakfast and lunch to ALL students in grades K-8 for the 2021-2022 school year. We are so excited to include ALL of our students from Preschool to 8th grade. 

    Students who attend on-campus school will receive Breakfast in the Classroom and Lunch every school day for free.  

    We do require that families complete one of the Child Nutrition forms, depending on your school. This supports school funding, may approve your family for future P-EBT benefits and discounted rates for internet services, and many more. For more information, please click on the "Child Nutrition Forms" icon above. 

    Students who attend Arizona K-8 Online Academy will also have the opportunity to receive free meals through Meals-to-Go at Alhambra Preschool Academy.

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