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What's on the Menu at CCISD

Each CCISD campus has an onsite school cafeteria that serves breakfast, lunch, and a la carte snacks during scheduled meal times. Our dedicated foodservice team provides nutritious and balanced meals to all students and staff within CCISD.

CCISD Summer Meals

CCISD will offer summer meals starting at select locations. Free breakfast and lunch will be served to any child 18 and younger in the school cafeterias and must be consumed on-site.

Click the links below for locations and serving times.

Summer Meal Flyer (English)

Summer Meal Flyer (Spanish)

For the full list of food assistance resources, click here

To find a nearby meal site:

  • Call 211, or
  • Text 'FOOD' to 304-304, or
  • Visit summerfood.org for more information.

Questions? Please contact:

Student Meals in CCISD

Good nutrition plays a crucial role in the development and growth of your child during adolescence. Students who participate in school meal programs consume more whole grains, milk, fruit, and vegetables during meals.

Our Child Nutrition Dietician creates nutritionally sound menus that meet the needs of students while maintaining compliance with all state and federal guidelines as they relate to the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

While lunch can always be brought from home, there are a variety of food options available for students in the school cafeterias. Breakfast and lunch meals are offered daily and students may receive special pricing by building a complete meal. Students may qualify for additional meal benefits through the Free and Reduced Meal Program. A la carte items (snacks) are also available for students to purchase.

Scheduled meals times are determined by campus and grade level. For specific meal times for your student, please contact your campus administrator.

Each cafeteria serving line has a digital menu board that displays the daily menu. Students use the digital menu as a tool to aid them in building a complete meal as well as knowing what is available on the a la carte menu.

Online menus and payment options are available through SchoolCafè. The Free and Reduced Meal Program (breakfast and lunch) is available for qualifying families within the District.


 

SchoolCafè Overview & Instructions

CCISD leverages SchoolCafè as an online menu and payment management system for all student meals. This robust platform allows families to add funds to a student account, check account history, set a la carte purchasing restrictions, view and print school menus, review nutrition and allergen information, as well as apply for meal benefits. It is also the payment method for student meals in our school cafeterias.

The following sections outline how to navigate the basics of the system.

Free & Reduced Meal Program

 The Free and Reduced Meal Program provides an opportunity for eligible families with enrolled students at CCISD to receive meals at a discounted price or at no cost based on program requirements. The cost of a meal is determined by the student’s eligibility – Free, Reduced or Paid.

The following sections outline how to navigate the basics of the system.

Elementary & Intermediate Meal Prices

Student Breakfast

$1.25
Student Lunch $2.35
Adult/Visitor Breakfast  $2.35
Adult/Visitor Lunch $4.15
Reduced Price or Free Student Breakfast $0.00
Reduced Price or Free Student Lunch $0.40/$0.00

High School Meal Deal Prices

Student Breakfast $2.00
Student Lunch $3.50
Adult/Visitor Breakfast $2.35
Adult/Visitor Lunch $4.15
Reduced Price or Free Student Breakfast $0.30/$0.00
Reduced Price or Free Student Lunch $0.40/$0.00

Meal Guidelines

Elementary & Intermediate Meals

All elementary and intermediate schools participate in USDA’s School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program. Students must follow specific meal pattern guidelines for their tray selections to be counted as a meal. 

Pre-K Meals 

  • Only unflavored milk is allowed at each meal time. 
  • Juice counts as a fruit and is only allowed at lunch.
Breakfast Meal 
  • Students must select one main dish, one fruit and one milk. 
  • Juice is not allowed.
Lunch Meal 
  • At a minimum, students must select one main dish, one fruit, one vegetable and one milk. 
  • Students may take up to two fruits and two vegetables. 
  • Students may select two of the same fruits/vegetables but may not select two juices. 

Learn More on SchoolCafe under "Make A Tray"


Kindergarten-Eighth Grade Meals  

  • Chocolate milk and juice are permitted at each meal. 

  • Students may select two of the same fruits/vegetables but may not select two juices.
  • Juice counts as a fruit.
Lunch Meal 
  • Students may choose up to one main dish, two fruits, two vegetables, and one milk. 
  • At a minimum, students must take items from three different food groups (components) and one must be a fruit or vegetable. 
  • The main dish counts as two food groups (components). 
Breakfast Meal 
  • Students may choose up to one main dish, two fruits, and one milk. 
  • At a minimum, students must select at least three food items and one food item must be a fruit to be counted as a meal.
  • The main dish counts as two food items. 

Elementary & Intermediate Snack Food Guidelines 

Use these helpful links to identify specific details regarding selling snacks to Elementary and Intermediate school students. 

USDA Smart Snacks Guidelines
USDA Smart Snacks Calculator


High School Meal Deals

At the high school level, a variety of cuisines and menu options are offered to fit our student’s dietary needs. In order to receive meal deal pricing, students must choose the food items that are noted as part of a meal deal on the serving lines. A la carte items are not included as part of a meal deal. Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwiches are available for students to purchase among other popular a la carte items.

Breakfast Meal Deal

  • Includes one entrée and two add-ons. 
  • Students may not choose double add-ons, meaning they cannot double-up on a single add-on item. 

Lunch Meal Deal

  • Includes one entrée and two add-ons. 
  • Students may not choose double add-ons, meaning they cannot double-up on a single add-on item.

Follow CCISD Child Nutrition

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    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. 

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

    Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 
    (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;  

    (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or  

    (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

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