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.

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Child Nutrition

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.

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All meals served at KIPP Texas comply with the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) regulations. A variety of options are offered daily. Students will be given all available offerings at breakfast. Running late? No problem—we have breakfast waiting for you in the cafeteria!

Students must take an item from at least three food groups at lunch.  We encourage students to take all items offered daily. You can learn more about the food groups we serve here. If your student has special dietary needs, please notify the school’s clinic staff to make arrangements with the child nutrition team.  

Food Assistance

View access to food resources in your community for additional food support outside of the classroom. Resources for families include groceries, meals, pantries, food distribution drives, assistance applying for food stamps, etc.

Food Support
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Wellness

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.

Child Nutrition USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.

The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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