South San Antonio I.S.D. follows the nutrition standards that are defined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). As part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2012. These nutrition standards regulate the nutritional context types of foods allowed in school meals and food sold to students during the school day.The standards are based on the recommendation by the Institute of Medicine and follow the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The standards will increase fruits, vegetables and whole grains in school meals while lowering trans fats and sodium. SSAISD compiles with all USDA and Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) guidelines.
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2019 - 2020
Child Nutrition Services Announcement
The South San Antonio Independent School District (SSAISD) is pleased to announce that it will continue its policy to operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2019-2020 academic school year. All schools will provide healthy breakfasts and lunches to ALL students enrolled at no charge.
The SSAISD Child Nutrition Department is committed to feeding students healthy meals so that they are ready to learn. By providing breakfast and lunch free to all students, the department can feed more children, benefiting our schools, our students, and our community.
If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at (210)977-7525.
Scott Stephens, Director of Child Nutrition
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