KIPP Texas Public Schools Ranks as Top School District in Texas in Children at Risk’s 2022 Kroger School Food Rankings

KIPP Texas Public Schools is proud to have been ranked in the top ten among Texas school districts in the 2022 Kroger School Food Rankings.

The 2022 Kroger School Food Rankings, in partnership with Children at Risk, evaluates how districts across Texas provide meals to children by focusing on meal participation rates and after-school meal programs offered in each district.

Although many charter school systems continue to rank at the bottom of the School Food Rankings and report limited school meal participation, KIPP Texas Public Schools was the only charter district to make this year’s list and had more than 70 percent of eligible students participating in breakfast programs!

“As a district, we are doing what we can to bridge the gap of food insecurity,” says Lori Nelson, Director of Child Nutrition Program at KIPP Texas Public Schools. “I’ve worked for KIPP since 2013, and I am so proud of our Child Nutrition Team for ensuring all of our KIPPsters have substantial meals that help them continue their learning throughout the school day.”

“We know that access to quality, nutritious meals is critical for a child’s development. It’s hard to achieve in the classroom if your basic needs like having food or a safe place to sleep aren’t within reach,” says Dr. Bob Sanborn, President and CEO of Children and Risk. “School Nutrition Departments are shown to play a key role in combating hunger and food insecurity, but too often they don’t get the ‘thanks’ that they deserve. With the 2022 Kroger School Food Rankings, we are excited to celebrate the best school nutrition departments that really go above and beyond. They’re the leaders we should look to as we combat child food insecurity in Texas.”

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