School meals

New online payment system for meal accounts

Beginning February 1st, 2022, we will transition to a new online payment system for meal accounts used in the cafeteria. The current system, PayPAMS, will no longer be available on this date.

This new system is called School Café and can be accessed by going to Parents are encouraged to go to this site and create an account between now and February 1st in preparation for the change.

Beginning January 15th, the option for making online payments will no longer be available using the PayPAMS system, as we make this transition to School Café.

Everyone is encouraged to make all online payments by January 14th. From January 15th until February 1st, only cash and check payments will be accepted at each campus location. Even though the online payment option will not be available on the PayPAMS site, parents can still view purchases up to February 1st.

PLEASE NOTE: All account balances will be transferred from PayPAMS to School Café by February 1st and you will be able to make online payments on your School Café account at that time.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact Student Nutrition Services via email at .


Pay for meals with PayPams - until Jan. 14

PayPams is a convenient and secure way to pre-pay for a la carte purchases online or with the app. Set up automatic payments, get low balance notifications and more.


School menus

The Nutrislice website and smartphone app lets you browse through school menus, learn nutritional facts, and see upcoming dishes in multiple languages.

School Menus

To download the app on an Apple or Android smartphone, search for Nutrislice in the app store.

What’s included in a meal?

Choose 3-5 options for a full lunch meal:

  • an entrée
  • one selections of fruit, two selections of fruit in high school
  • two selections of vegetables 
  • a grain/bread which may be part of the entrée or separate
  • milk

Choose 3-4 options for a full breakfast meal:

  • two entrées which is a combination of grain/breads and meat
  • two selection of a fruit or juice
  • milk

File a complaint

To file a Civil Rights Discrimination complaint, please complete the form below and mail to:

Director of Student Nutrition Services (SNS)
701 N First St, Garland TX 75040.

Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF)

Menu Advisory Committee (MAC)

The Menu Advisory Committee (MAC) includes parents, students and staff who review the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) to provide greater knowledge of USDA guidelines and regulations for daily meal service and help plan the menus for the next school year.

MAC meets about four times per year. During meetings, the committee will sample & critique recipes under consideration for use in the school year, and discuss the implementation of new programs.

Meetings will be held at the Marvin Padgett Building.

2021-22 Meeting schedule

  • September 13
  • November 8
  • February 7
  • April 11

Contact us

For more information about school meals, contact:

Student Nutrition Services