Everybody learns better and is happier with a full stomach! Successfully nourishing the mind requires nourishing the body. Our friendly staff prepares and serves well-balanced and nutritious meals to all students at Piñon USD at no cost. We receive government funding for our free meal program under Community Eligibility Provision of the USDA School Meal program.

Healthy Facts

Do you know what it means to eat and be healthy? Did you know your food choices and activity level affect how you feel today – and in the future? Here’s a few tips provided by the USDA at ChooseMyPlate.gov about how you can make a great plate. Visit their website for tons of tips and a cool calorie SuperTracker to keep you on a healthy path.

  1. Balance calories
  2. Enjoy your food, but eat less
  3. Avoid oversized portions
  4. Eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fat free or 1% milk and dairy products.
  5. Make half your plate fruit and vegetables