The JISD school meal programs can have a positive affect on student eating habits!
- Menus are planned to reflect the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, reducing fat, saturated fat, trans fat, sugar and sodium, while increasing whole Grain breads/cereals.
- Students are introduced to new foods and food preparations through breakfast, lunch and after-school-snack programs.
- Students are offered a variety of fruits, vegetables, meats and breads so they can learn to make wise selections.
- Snacks and desserts are limited to those with higher nutrient content.
- Nutrition education is promoted in the classroom and community.
Does JISD have a Wellness Policy?
In compliance with federal law 108-265, Child Nutrition and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Reauthorization Act of 2004, the Joshua ISD School Board established a Wellness Policy for the Joshua Independent School District that promotes student health and contributes to the reduction of childhood obesity. The components of the local wellness policy include nutrition education, physical education, nutrition guidelines for all foods available during the school day, and other activities that promote student wellness.