Texas schools have their menus analyzed for nutritional content as recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
The 2001 School Nutrition Dietary Assessment-II found that school meals continue to meet or exceed virtually all of the recommended daily allowances (RDA) for key nutrients analyzed for school breakfast and lunches.
School Meals promote healthy eating habits
School is one of the few places where you can find food in the correct portion sizes according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Students who eat school lunch consume 29% less calories from fat and twice as many servings of fruits and vegetables.
Milk continues to be the most reliable source of calcium. Students are encouraged to choose milk with each meal.
Texas schools serve the lower fat versions of milk, cheeses, gravies, meats, breads and other foods. According to the American Dietetic Association, all foods can fit into a healthy diet when eaten in moderation.
School Meals play an integral part in a child’s education
Students who eat breakfast have fewer absences, disciplinary problems, and trips to the school nurse. They have better overall academic performance! Skipping breakfast can leave your child tired and looking for less healthy foods later in the day.
Students who eat school meals are exposed to a wide variety of foods including many different fruits and vegetables each month.
School Meals are safe
CFBISD school cafeteria managers are certified food handlers by Texas Dept. of Human Services and the National Restaurant Associations Serv-Safe Program.
All cafeterias have implemented HACCP practices to ensure the highest level of food safety