Welcome to the Fort Worth ISD Child Nutrition Web Page!
The Fort Worth ISD Child Nutrition Department is proud to provide quality meals to our students. Registered dietitians plan and analyze menus to make sure that they are appetizing and healthy.
Did You Know?
School Meals are nutritious.
- Texas schools have their menus analyzed for nutritional content in the USDA’s School Meals Initiative (SMI).
- 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. Milk is a required component of all school meals.
- 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 as many as 30 different fruits and vegetables each month.
School Meals are safe.
- Texas school cafeteria managers are certified food handlers by Texas Dept. of Human Services
- All Texas school food service departments have implemented HAACP practices to ensure food safety.