Operating according to the policies and guidelines of the United States Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture SISD serves over 2000 nutritious meals every school day. SISD participates in USDA's Community Eligibility Provision, which allows the district to offer nutritious meals to all students through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program at no charge, regardless of family income.
Nutrition Services’ mission statement support the district’s overall goals and set clear objectives for the department.
Nutrition Services Mission Statement: Provide students high-quality nutritious meals, conducive to learning and promoting healthier eating habits for the community.
Research proves that students are prepared to learn when they have eaten a well-balanced meal; therefore, SISD's Child Nutrition team plays a vital role in the education process. Meals that are served meet federal nutrition guidelines to help keep students healthy.
Parents can lend their support by encouraging their children to partake of the healthy food options presented each day.
As a parent, you can make a lunch date to eat at your child’s school. Express your support to school staff and students for making nutritious and appetizing meal choices. And talk with the professionals who run your school nutrition programs about their successes and challenges.
Tips for a school lunch date
- Look at the menu ahead of time with your child to help you pick a day for your lunchroom visit.
- While in the lunch line, talk with your child about the healthy choices available and encourage him or her to try something new.
- After your meal, reach out to the school nutrition staff members and share your feedback. Ask about the ways in which they engage families in efforts to improve students’ food.
- Talk about what you have learned with the school principal and ask how she or he is helping the school nutrition program build on successes and overcome challenges.