School Meals and Nutrition Education
Healthy students are better learners! Here at Providence Schools, we provide our students with nutritious foods so they are ready to learn. All breakfasts and lunches in our schools are free and meet or exceed state and federal guidelines. Learn more here.
Nutrition education happens in and out of our schools all year round. We are proud to have 17 outdoor school gardens, including a new addition of raised garden beds at Hope High School, and were the first district in the state to introduce terraponic, indoor garden carts in our secondary schools. Learn more about our commitment to nutrition education in our Farm to School Action Plan .
Access to School Breakfast: A Key Strategy for Improving Children’s Health, Education, and Well-Being (May 2019)
Hunger and lack of regular access to food are linked to serious physical, psychological, emotional, and academic problems in children and can interfere with their growth and development. School Breakfast is an effective way to fill these nutritional gaps. Implementing key strategies such as the Community Eligibility Program, Universal School Breakfast, and “Breakfast After the Bell” can increase participation.