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School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs
Feeding our students high quality meals that are nutritious and delicious is our top priority. We strive to provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
Food and beverages served at Blackfoot School District through the Child Nutrition Program meet the nutrition recommendations of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines and are served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We analyze our recipes for nutrient content and food values using a food-base menu planning and analysis program that complies with child nutrition guidelines for the National School Breakfast & Lunch programs.
There are five food groups to select foods from: fruits, vegetables, protein, whole grains, and milk. Student meals must contain at least a selection of 3 of the 5 food groups with one being ½ cup of fruit and/or vegetable. If no fruit or vegetable is selected, the student will pay the individual item prices for foods instead of the complete meal price.
Community Eligibility Program
Community Eligibility Program (CEP) allows schools with high numbers of low-income students to provide a healthy breakfast and a lunch each day at no charge for ALL students participating in the breakfast and/or lunch program at the CEP school during the 2015-2016 School Year. Students eating meals at a CEP school are not required to complete a Free & Reduced Price Meal Application to qualify.
Currently, we have four schools, Fort Hall Elementary, I.T. Stoddard Elementary, Donald D. Stalker Elementary, and Independence High School who meet the required eligibility requirements for free breakfast and lunch. All students, regardless of household eligibility status qualify at these schools only. Family members attending all other schools must complete an Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals or be qualified through the Direct Certification program.
Special Dietary Needs
Blackfoot Child Nutrition s is committed to provide safe and healthy school meals for students with physician documented disabilities or food allergies. If your child needs special considerations, please complete a Medical Statement - Request for Special Meals and or Accomodations form. For more information regarding special dietary needs, please refer to our Special Dietary Needs document.
Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance
A food allergy is an overreaction of the bodies’ immune system to a food protein that is typically harmless. This reaction can be mild to life threatening. A food allergy can result in anaphylaxis, which is characterized by lowered blood pressure, swelling, hives, unconsciousness, and even death. An allergy is a more serious reaction between a food protein and the bodies’ immune system. Food intolerance is an adverse reaction to foods not involving the immune system. Food intolerances may include food additives, sulfites, and lactose intolerance. The symptoms for food allergies and food intolerances involve the gastrointestinal tract, skin and the respiratory system. These symptoms are characterized by difficulty breathing, congestion, asthma, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, atopic dermatitis, swelling of face and itching.