Child Nutrition

NBISD Child Nutrition Department Frequently Asked Questions

  • Breakfast menus offer a variety of entree, fruit and milk selections daily and when offered a  choice students must take at least ½ cup fruit and 2 other items to make a meal. Lunch menus  include entrée choices ranging from hot feature items, grill favorites, hearty salads, and  sandwiches that provide meat/meat alternates and grains plus milk, fruits and vegetable sides.


    Of the 5 components offered, students MUST take at least 1/2 cup of fruit OR vegetable and a  minimum of 2 other foods for a reimbursable meal when a choice is offered. 

  • Yes, the food served is peanut free and prepared in a peanut-free environment. We understand and  are sensitive to allergies that students have today. We take great precaution with students who  have allergies. If your child has specific allergies, please contact your campus nurse or the Child  Nutrition office 830-627-6745. 
  • Yes, breakfast is available at all NBISD campuses.
  • Money can be added to your child’s account at any time by sending cash or a check made out to “NBISD Food Service Program” in an envelope. Your child should give this envelope to the lunch cashier before school.

    Remember, the envelope should be clearly marked “Lunch Program” with the child’s name, amount, teacher’s room, and parent contact information in the event of any questions. If the payment is for more than one student in the same campus, indicate how the money should be split (for example, Johnny = $10.00 and Sally=$15.00). Payment can be made in any amount to best suit a family’s budget. We cannot split payments for siblings or students that attend different campuses.

    Payment can also be made online at More information is available on our Web site under “Parents”. Your child can also pay on a daily basis. 
  • The easiest way is to create an account with Your child’s purchase history is available one day after the account has been created This site will even enable you set “low balance reminders” that will generate an email to you when your child’s account falls below your preset amount. Or you can contact the Child Nutrition office at 830-627-6743 or your child’s specific campus cafeteria.
  • If your son or daughter happens to forget their lunch from home, they may choose from the meal plan and you will subsequently be charged.
  • Yes, every year a new application needs to be completed. Students are grandfathered in from last year for the first 30 calendar days of the school year. To avoid disruption in your child’s status, a new application must be received by the Child Nutrition office by 10/8/2019. Visit for more information about the Free/Reduced Meal Program.

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