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Meals & Smart Snacks

Healthy School Meals: Meeting Nutritional Standards
 
Our school menus are meticulously crafted by a Registered Dietitian to ensure they meet the nutritional guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). When students enjoy a complete, reimbursable breakfast, they receive ¼ of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for their age, providing them with a nutritious start to their day. A full, reimbursable lunch provides 1/3 of the RDA’s for their age, ensuring they get the essential nutrients needed to stay energized and focused throughout the day.
 
Our commitment to healthy school meals supports the growth and well-being of every student.
Our school meals include whole grains, fresh fruits, and a variety of vegetables to ensure that students receive a balanced diet. We also prioritize low saturated fats and limit added sugars to promote healthy eating habits. By focusing on these key nutritional elements, we aim to support the overall health and well-being of every child, helping them to thrive both in and out of the classroom. Join us in nurturing a healthier future for our kids!
 
Breakfast
What is included in a school breakfast meal?
  • At a minimum, a breakfast meal consists of at least three items; one must be a fruit. At maximum, students can select up to five food items: an entrée (protein + grain or two grains), two fruits or fruit + 100% fruit juice, and milk.
 
Lunch
What is included in a school lunch meal?
  • At a minimum, a lunch meal consists of at least three components; one must be a fruit or vegetables. At maximum, students can select all the food components: 1 entrée (protein + grain), up to 2 fruits, up to 2 vegetables, and one milk.

Smart Snacks in Our Schools

Comal ISD is committed to offering healthy snack options that meet federal Smart Snacks Standards. These standards ensure that all snacks, beverages, and ice creams sold in our schools support our students' health. Our Snack Shack menus, available for Elementary, Middle, and High School students, provide a variety of compliant and nutritious options to promote healthier choices throughout the school day.