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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.

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (por sus siglas en inglés "USDA") prohíbe la discriminación contra sus clientes, empleados y solicitantes de empleo por raza, color, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, sexo, identidad de género, religión, represalias y, según corresponda, convicciones políticas, estado civil, estado familiar o paternal, orientación sexual, o si los ingresos de una persona provienen en su totalidad o en parte de un programa de asistencia pública, o información genética protegida de empleo o de cualquier programa o actividad realizada o financiada por el Departamento. (No todos los criterios prohibidos se aplicarán a todos los programas y/o actividades laborales).

Si desea presentar una queja por discriminación del programa de Derechos Civiles, complete el USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (formulario de quejas por discriminación del programa del USDA), que puede encontrar en internet en http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, o en cualquier oficina del USDA, o llame al (866) 632-9992 para solicitar el formulario. También puede escribir una carta con toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Envíenos su formulario de queja completo o carta por correo postal a U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, por fax al (202) 690-7442 o por correo electrónico a program.intake@usda.gov.

Las personas sordas, con dificultades auditivas, o con discapacidad del habla pueden contactar al USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service (Servicio federal de transmisión) al (800) 877-8339 o (800) 845-6136 (en español).

El USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

 Nutrition Quick Links ‭[2]‬

  Breakfast & Lunch Menus
  MyLunchMoney.com - Sign Up or Manage Account
  Apply Online for Free or Reduced Meals
  Frequently Asked Questions
  Contact Us
  FWISD Kick Start Breakfast~Elementary Schools

 Have a question?

Want to know more about nutrition at the Fort Worth ISD? Ask the Dietitian!

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Breakfast & Lunch Menus
 
MyLunchMoney.com - Sign Up or Manage Account
 
Apply Online for Free or Reduced Meals
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
Contact Us
 
FWISD Kick Start Breakfast~Elementary Schools

 Nutrition Resources

  School Nutrition Association
  Texas Association for School Nutrition
  Kid Health
  Snack Wise - Nutrition Rating System
  Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition
  Square Meals
  Nutrition Explorations
  Eat Right - American Dietetic Association
  Dairy Max - Your local dairy council
  United States Department of Agriculture
  Centers for Disease Control
  Grain Power
  America Heart Association
  Nutrition.gov
  Ask the Dietitian
  Body by Milk
  America's Dairy Farmers
  CaloriesPerHour.com
  choosemyplate.gov
 

Fort Worth Independent School District | 100 N University Dr. | Fort Worth TX 76107 | Phone:817-871-2000 | Email: web@fwisd.org

The Fort Worth Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, age, gender identity and expression, military/veteran status, in its programs and activities. The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: June Davis, 504 Coordinator/Foster Care Liaison, 100 N University Dr., NW 250, Fort Worth, TX 76107, 817-814-2875, Rufino Mendoza, Title IX Coordinator, 100 N University Dr., NW 130-I, Fort Worth, TX 76107, 817-814-2793 or Sammy Monge, Title VII Coordinator, 100 N University Dr., NW 130-I, Fort Worth, TX 76107, 817-814-2724.