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Student Nutrition

Student Nutrition Services Overview

We are looking forward to serving our students healthy, fun nutritious meals that meet the USDA meal pattern standards.

The Alamogordo Public Schools Student Nutrition Services Department provides breakfast and lunch for all students who attend District Schools. The department also provides summer lunch program meals at sites around the city of Alamogordo.

Redefining Campus Dining

Student Nutrition is more than just a sack lunch or a tray from the school cafeteria. It is taking the time to adequately plan, prepare and provide nutrition based on dietary guidelines from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other health professionals to provide your student the best lunch possible. From the moment you walk in one of our dining facilities, you are transported from the hustle and bustle of campus life to the comfort of a friendly neighborhood restaurant - or a trendy downtown food truck. Receive our premiere standard of service and food, but in an atmosphere, that’s been designed to match.

Free & Reduced Meals

The 2023-24 school year Categorically Eligible Provision (CEP) Schools are:  Alamogordo High School, Buena Vista Elementary, Desert Star Elementary, High Rolls Mountain Park Elementary, La Luz Elementary, North Elementary, Sierra Elementary, Sunset Hills Elementary, Yucca Elementary, Stepping Stones Pre- Kindergarten, Chaparral Middle School, & Mountain View Middle School. Regardless of income, these schools' students will receive free breakfast and free lunch. With the governor's signing of the State of New Mexico SB-4 Bill, all students at all schools will be eligible for a free breakfast and a free lunch. Non-CEP Schools are still required by NM State guidelines to complete an income eligibility application to possibly qualify the school for other State and/or Federal programs.

You may apply online at LINQ Connect (formerly Titan) for free or reduced status (one application per household is required). Please use the student's legal name when completing the application. Applications are accepted throughout the school year should there be a change of income, such as a reduction/increase in salary, furlough, unemployment, etc., or household size. You may submit a new application at any time.

No cash will be accepted in any cafeteria but will be accepted at the AHS Bookstore, or District Office, Building B, Student Nutrition Department, 1211 Hawaii Ave.

In accordance with federal regulations, Free and Reduced School Meal Applications may be verified at any time during the school year. Selection is random and notices will be sent out by regular mail anytime verification is required. In addition, you have the right to appeal the decision should you disagree with the results of your free/reduced application.

You may request a fair hearing in writing to:

Student Nutrition Services
P.O. Box 650
Alamogordo, NM 88310

If you should have any questions, please call the Student Nutrition Department at (575) 812-6085

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the
Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

2. fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. email:
program.intake@usda.gov

APS Wellness Policy 2023-2024

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Staff

Sandra Davis

Sandra Davis

Student Nutrition Coordinator

575-812-6085

Vanessa Chacon

Administrative Assistant

575-812-6084

Melida Rivera

Food Service Supervisor

(575) 812-6509

Merrilu Holland

Food Service Worker

Rebecca Killebrew

Food Service Worker

Paula Cholewa

Food Service Worker

Ashley Robinson

Food Service Supervisor

Odelia Reyna

Food Service Supervisor

Julie Lott

Food Service Worker

Josephine Cole

Food Service Worker

Jesus Maria Guerra

Food Service Worker

Brenda Smith

Food Service Supervisor

(575) 812-6309

Karen Smith

Food Service Worker

Marissa Pease

Food Service Supervisor

575-812-6409

David Smith

Food Service Worker

Patricia Jennings

Food Service Supervisor

(575) 812-6209

Mary Peaslee

Food Service Worker

Margie Hoersten

Food Service Worker

Rowena Varin

Food Service Worker

Scott Brady

Food Service Worker

Arturo Balderamma

Food Service Worker

Joanna Roman

Food Service Supervisor

(575) 812-5309

Julie Arreola

Food Service Worker

Rosie Vasquez

Food Service Worker

Kimberly Maynez

Food Service Supervisor

(575) 812-5809

Graciela Rodriguez

Food Service Worker

Julie Walters

Food Service Worker

Louise Huff

Food Service Supervisor

(575) 812-5909

Emma Frias

Food Service Worker

Lara Thomas

Food Service Supervisor

Kristy Fanning

Food Service Worker

Yareli Soto

Food Service Worker

Summer Payne

Food Service Worker

Tina Ramus

Food Service Worker

Guadalupe Gonzalez

Food Service Worker

Dodie Mathews

Food Service Supervisor

Maria Emily Anthony

Food Service Supervisor

Louis Lambert

Food Service Worker

Kristina Baczik

Food Service Worker

Megan Hiles

Food Service Worker

Ricky Noreuil

Food Service Worker

Richard Perez

Food Service Worker

Ryan Silva

Food Service Worker

Mark House

Food Service Worker

Leana McCormick

Food Service Worker

Donna Ashley

Food Service Supervisor

Brittany Billingslea

Food Service Worker

Esmeralda Garrett

Food Service Worker

Sulema Rodriguez

Food Service Worker

Victoria Hernandez

Food Service Worker

Michael De Roxas

Food Service Worker

Maria Medina Ortiz

Food Service Worker

Cynthia Fender

Food Service Worker

Amy Bertram

Food Service Worker

Georgia Leichner

Food Service Worker

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