School meals

Meals available at no cost for all students in 2021-22

This school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year. Each school/site or central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed upon request.

While no application or eligibility determination process is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, the income eligibility requirement will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  

Pay for meals with PayPams

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.

PayPams

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(s):

Contact us

For more information about school meals, contact:

Student Nutrition Services