Child Nutrition & Wellness
KIPP Texas knows that there is a link between nutrition and education. We believe that healthy children are the foundation of a healthy society and that well-nourished and physically fit children are better able to learn. Eating and exercise habits developed in childhood will affect our students’ health throughout their lives.
At KIPP Texas Public Schools, all enrolled students are provided with free nutritionally balanced meals with the nutrition necessary to fuel academic success while building lifelong healthy habits. The KIPP Texas Child Nutrition Team has adopted the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which enables eligible schools to serve free breakfast, lunch, and supper (if offered) to all students, regardless of income. A confidential Household Income Survey is completed during online registration instead of a meal application.
Breakfast at KIPP Texas consists of an entrée, fruit/fruit juice, and milk. A complete lunch includes a choice of entrée, a fruit, a vegetable, and a choice of milk. If your student has special dietary needs, please notify the school’s clinic staff to make arrangements with the child nutrition team.
KIPP Texas is committed to providing a school environment that enhances learning and development of lifelong wellness. KIPP Texas will follow guidelines that advance student health and shall promote the general wellness of all students through nutrition education, physical activity and other school-based learning and activities. Through the implementation of measurable goals, KIPP Texas promotes sound nutrition and student health in an effort to reduce childhood obesity. Please take some time to review the KIPP Texas Local Wellness Policy below. Parents can request a copy of their student’s physical fitness report by contacting their physical education teacher or other school administrator.