Breakfast in the Classroom (served at all elementary, middle schools and some high schools)Breakfast in the Classroom serves breakfast in the students' classroom. This program allows students to eat a healthy breakfast right at their desk during the first 15-20 minutes of their school day.
Traditional Breakfast (served at all high schools)
Breakfast served in the traditional cafeteria line service style allows students to eat well balanced meals consisting of a variety of favorite hot and cold entrees, fresh fruits, 100% fruit juice, and a choice of skim or 1% flavored or unflavored milk.
All school lunches meet or exceed state and federal nutritional guidelines. Elementary school lunches consist of two entrée options and a variety of side dishes offered daily.
Secondary school lunches consist of a variety of theme lines featuring traditional favorites, great Mexican foods, and made-to-order deli and hot sandwich stations. Also, healthy snacks are available a la carte to compliment the meal.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
More than 30 HISD elementary campuses participate in the USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. The program provides fresh fruits and vegetable snacks to students during the school day at service times outside of the normal breakfast and lunch periods. Most schools use them as an afternoon snack before the end of the school day. Nutrition Services arranges for the produce to be delivered to each campus and the school may choose from a long list of produce items for their students to enjoy. Food Services' dietitians provide associated nutrition education materials for these schools to encourage students to better understand why a variety of fruits and vegetables is so important to fueling their academic day and overall good health.
After School Snacks
HISD Nutrition Services is proud to offer the After School Snack Program that was created to benefit children who participate in specific school-sponsored educational enrichment-based programs. More than 120 campuses utilize this program that helps sustain student nutritional needs at the end of the school day.
HISD has partnered with district’s Twenty-First Century program schools to offer a dinner meal during the school week. Between 5 and 6 p.m. students participating in the program, and any child (between the ages of 1 and 18), are eligible to enjoy a complete meal at these identified campuses. The program is provided free to all students as part of the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Feeding Program. Contact your school to see if the program is available.
Children ages 1 to 18 can receive a free, nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch meal at more than 250 participating HISD Summer School sites. The program is provided from June each year through the second week of July. Contact HISD Nutrition Services at 713-491-5944 to see if your school will be participating.