Message from Director of Food Services
The goal of the BCISD Child Nutrition/Food Service Department is to provide a high quality, nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch to all students in school. When children are hungry, they are lethargic, irritable and have a shorter attention span, which makes learning difficult. Many students would get no meal, or at best a nutritionally poor one, if they had to bring their own lunches. A good lunch is not only essential to academic achievement, it is also an integral part of the educational process. A degreed nutritionist plans all menus.
"What exactly is a good school lunch?" An USDA-approved school lunch provides one third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) of all four basic food groups. Bay City ISD food services tries to plan good tasting, healthy meals for each age group, that offer the required balance and quantity of meats, breads, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, while reducing salt, fats and sugars, and increasing fiber. Bay City ISD is proud to exceed the expectations of The National School Lunch Program. Parents are encouraged to dine with their child(ren). They should call the school the morning they intend to eat in a cafeteria, or send a note to their child's teacher (that morning). Visitors pay for their lunches when they receive their trays. Children are always excited to have their parents/grandparents eat with them.
Breakfast and lunch will be served free to all students in all grades.
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