Child Nutrition
  • Catherine Vanderbrook
    Director of Child Nutrition

    Priscilla Schneider
    Administrative Assistant

Child Nutrition Department
Summer Curbside Meals
Updated: July 10, 2020

Families are encouraged to use these three tools to find a meal site anywhere in the state:

  • Call 2-1-1 to speak to a live operator

  • Visit for an interactive site locator map

  • Text FOODTX to 877-877

Please call the NBISD Child Nutrition Department at 830-627-6743 with any questions.

New Braunfels ISD Summer Meals for Students will resume later in July. Visit for updates.

Link to Online Menu Application:

Any child that is 18 years old or younger can still receive a meal at any of NBISD’s locations at no cost regardless of their eligibility status. Students not currently enrolled in NBISD also qualify for meal service at no cost. Additionally, the child does not have to be present to receive the meal but now a new verification process has been put in place.

Any adult that comes to a meal site without the child who will receive the meal must provide one (1) of the following items as documentation per child. 

  • Student ID Badge

  • Report Card

  • Student ID number

  • NBISD issued iPad

  • NBISD pick-up tag (elementary students only)

  • Copy of birth certificate

  • Child’s state ID

  • Child’s driver’s license

  • Copy of the NBISD letter about these new guidelines (with student name emailed 4-4-20)

Once the child’s age is verified, the staff will issue the adult a car tag for use moving forward. Please place the car tag in your vehicle dashboard when picking up meals.

The following pick-up procedures are also in place to honor social distancing guidelines:

  • remain in your vehicle

  • get your pick-up tag or be ready to show proper documentation

  • maintain 6-feet distance

  • open your trunk & wait for an employee to deliver food

  • if you don’t have a trunk – an employee will deliver the food on a cart for you to remove

  • the food and place in your vehicle

  • The New Braunfels ISD Child Nutrition Department in partnership with Aramark, is committed to providing a quality food service program and raising nutrition awareness for all our students.  The nutritional services department understands the impact that proper nutrition has on a student’s academic performance. All meals are planned and analyzed according to the USDA and Texas Department Of Agriculture guidelines. Please visit this website often as we will be updating with additional information and resources. For more information on school meals and nutrition please visit the following website:
    Please feel free to contact our office at 627-6742 with any questions or comments.

    The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is for children 5-18 years old who received SNAP food benefits for the month of March 2020 and children up to 21 years old who are certified for free or reduced-price meals at school in Texas during the 2019-20 school year. Children that attend a school that offers free meals to all students (Community Eligibility Provision or Provision 2) are also eligible.


    Please review the criteria to see if you need to apply to receive these benefits. The application link is provided below.


    Do I need to apply for P-EBT?

    Families that DID NOT get SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020

    •       Yes, you will need to apply.

    •       Fill out an application here: (the URL is case- sensitive)

    •       The application is open until JULY 31, 2020

    •       If you do not currently get SNAP benefits and your child is approved for P-EBT, you will be mailed a P-EBT card loaded with benefits.


    Families that DID get SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020

    •       You do not need to apply for children ages 5-18. Benefits were loaded onto your existing SNAP card by May 22.

    •       If you have children under 5 and/or between the ages of 19 and 21, you will need to fill out an application for those children. Fill out an application here: (the URL is case-sensitive)

    •       If you get SNAP benefits and your child is approved for P-EBT, we will put funds on your current Lone Star Card.


    P-EBT is a one-time benefit for families issued through an EBT card (like a debit card). Families receive up to $285 per eligible child. You will have one year from the date the benefits were issued to use your P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits are non-transferrable.


    If you need help filling out the P-EBT application, please contact 833-613-6220. For more information, please visit or call 833-613-6220.

    This product was funded by USDA. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

  • Breakfast Prices:

    Elementary School - $1.55
    Middle and High School - $1.55
    Faculty/Visitor - $2.15
    Reduced Price Elementary & Secondary - $0.30

    Lunch Prices: 

    Elementary School - $2.85
    Middle and High School - $3.10
    Faculty/Visitor - $3.75
    Reduced Elementary & Secondary - $0.40


    Special Events/Holiday meal prices: $4.00

  • Signing up for MySchoolBucks is free.  A required $2.49 fee will be processed for each transaction. You will be notified during the checkout process before finalizing the transaction.
  • Parents if you have a spending preference for your child, please fill out the appropriate form to limit what and how much your child spends their lunch money on. When you're done, return to school cafeteria or email to, thank you. *Special diets not included on this form, please contact the school nurse. 


    Download and print form: /upload/page/0385/NBISD Register Preference Sheet_rev 1_31_2019.docx

  • New Braunfels ISD Policy on USDA Complaints

    New Braunfels ISD parents, students, and/or staff who have a complaint can do one of the following:

    1. Fill out a complaint form that can be found at the food service office or each campus cafeteria.
    2. Call 1-866-632-9992, or 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay Service), or 1-800-845-6136 (Spanish Speaking Assistance)

    Parents, students, and/or staff have 180 days to file a complaint.

    New Braunfels ISD is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
  • Helping your child eat right may be easier than you think. Free and reduced-price school meals like breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided to students whose families meet certain income requirements. Apply today to ensure that your child has a healthy meal at school every day. It helps them perform better and saves you money.

    Not sure of your child's eligibility? Income eligibility guidelines are available online for each school year to help you determine eligibility based on your household size and income level. There are no restrictions based on immigration status. Visit for details.


    Risk Free Application

    Information collected in the application is confidential and will be used only for evaluating the eligibility of students for free or reduced-price school meals.


    How do I apply? It's easy!

    You may apply online at or if needed, you may pick up an application at the Child Nutrition office at 566 Butcher Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130. Paper applications will need to be returned to the Child Nutrition office.

  • Where can I find menus?
    You may find menus at

    What does a full meal include?
    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.

    Is NBISD a peanut free school district?
    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.

    Is breakfast available for my child?
    Yes, breakfast is available at all NBISD campuses. Please visit for menus.

    Can I pay for my child’s lunch online?
    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.

    How can I find out what my balance is in my child’s account and his or her
    purchase history?

    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.

    What happens if my child forgets his or her lunch?
    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.

    My family qualified for free/reduced-priced meals last year. Do I need to do
    anything for this school year?

    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.  For more information please visit our Free/Reduced Meal Program page.


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