Child Nutrition Services

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Child Nutrition Services


Creating a healthy and nutritious environment that promotes learning and wellness.

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Leander ISD school menus, along with complete nutrition information, are available through Nutrislice

 

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Meal Prices

Meal Prices

Elementary Secondary A La Carte Pricing
Student Breakfast: $1.50 
Student Lunch: $2.70 
Guest Breakfast: $2.25
Guest Lunch: $3.75
Student Breakfast: $1.75 
Student Lunch: $2.95 
Guest Breakfast: $2.25
Guest Lunch: $4.00 
Elementary
Middle School
High School 

Low-cost Meals

Leander ISD Child Nutrition Services understands situations may arise that prevent students from having available funds to purchase a meal. Because of this, the district allows a grace period so that students continue to enjoy a hot meal until funds can be deposited. This grace period is the equivalent of the cost of five lunch meals, or $14 for elementary students and $15 for middle and high school students.

Once a student has reached the negative balance of either $14 for elementary students or $15 for middle and high school students, the district will provide a low-cost meal to the student until funds are replenished.

What is a low cost meal?

A low-cost meal will include a pre-determined entrée. Low-cost meal entrees will rotate monthly and may include items such as a sun butter and jelly or cheese sandwich, which will also be included on the menu as a choice for all students. The student may then choose their side items from a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as a white or chocolate milk.

While there will be no charge to the student for a low-cost meal, Leander ISD will cover the costs associated with each meal through the general fund at the end of each school year. In order to keep costs down, LISD asks that families do their best to either deposit funds into their student’s meal account as quickly as possible, or provide their child with a sack lunch when possible.

If there is a financial need, please consider applying for the free or reduced price meal program by visiting the MealTime website, downloading a paper application, or picking up a paper application at any campus or the Child Nutrition Services office.

If you have any questions regarding Child Nutrition Services, the low-cost meal, or the free or reduced price meal program, please call (512) 570-0670, or reach out via Let’s Talk!

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Forms and Applications

Free and Reduced Meals

LISD provides free and reduced-price meals for children approved for the National School Lunch Program. To apply for this program, submit an application online, or download, print and submit one of these forms:
2018-19 Free and Reduced Meal Application: English | Spanish
Letter to Households: English | Spanish
Free and Reduced Meal Application Directions: English | Spanish

Snack Limits

There are several snack items students may purchase that are not part of the breakfast/lunch meal and have extra associated costs. These items range in price from $.50 to $3.00. If you would like to limit the amount your child is able to spend out of their account, please use one of these forms:
Snack Limit Form: Elementary | Middle

Special Dietary Needs

If your child has special dietary needs, changes can be made to your child’s school breakfast and/or lunch at no extra charge, with the proper documentation from a physician. If your child has special dietary needs, please use this for:
Special Dietary Needs Form: English | Spanish

CATCH

The Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program at LISD elementary and middle schools promotes the maintenance of heart- healthy behaviors in children and adolescents. The four component areas of the CATCH program are:

  • School Nutrition
  • Classroom Health
  • Physical Education
  • Family Health

Wellness Policy SY 18-19 | Local Wellness Policy Assessment

More information about the CATCH program.

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