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Food Program

Student Nutrition program

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All meals will be provided to enrolled students at no cost.

Questa Independent Schools (QISD) participates in the School Breakfast (SBP) and National School Lunch Programs (NSLP)  which are  federally assisted meal programs operating under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). QISD receives cash subsidies and donated foods from USDA for each meal served to students, which meet Federal requirements.

All breakfasts and lunches must meet nutrient standards based on the Dietary Guidelines For Americans (DGAs), a critical tool to help Americans make healthy choices in their daily lives.  The DGAs focus is disease prevention, hence providing  guidance to help individuals improve and maintain overall health and reduce the risk of chronic disease. School breakfasts  and lunches provide nutritionally balanced, no cost meals  to enrolled students each school day.

Healthy school meals help to encourage and support healthy choices at home. School meals include low fat proteins, a variety of fruits and vegetables, low fat or fat free milk, and whole grain items which provide students with needed nutrients to ensure they are ready to learn.  Well-nourished students have higher test scores, increased school attendance, improved concentration, and improved classroom behavior. Students, who are well nourished and  physically fit, sleep better and are better able to handle the physical and emotional challenges that they encounter during the day. Students are encouraged to get active for at least 60 minutes, five times a week.

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