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Welcome to Child Nutrition Services!

The Child Nutrition Department is responsible for purchasing, cooking, and serving meals at all SWISD campuses.  We are proud to be able to offer FREE breakfast and lunch to all students enrolled in SWISD, regardless of eligibility status, due to all of our campuses falling under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).  We have over 150 employees, many of whom grew up, attended school, and still reside in the district!  Please browse our website if you'd like to learn more about our department programs, services, and operations.  
 
Phone:  210-622-4380                     Fax:  210-622-4381
The Southwest ISD Child Nutrition Department will continue to seek out products that meet the changing tastes and preferences of our students and utilize best practices to help our cafeterias evolve into a nutrition education classroom.
Southwest ISD Child Nutrition Services recognizes that proper nutrition and learning go hand in hand.  We are committed to fostering the growth and learning of our students by providing them with a variety of healthy, well-balanced meals in a welcoming, friendly, and clean environment.
National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program serves nutritious, low-cost or free lunches to students in public and non-profit private schools in Texas. Lunches must meet federal nutrition guidelines, and are reimbursable to schools based on number of meals served.

   
 
School Breakfast Program (SBP)

The School Breakfast Program (SBP) reimburses the approved meals SWISD serves to our students daily.  The SBP also encourages the consumption of domestically produced agricultural commodities and foods.  Texas state law requires that a school must participate in the School Breakfast Program if at least 10% of their students are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals AND meals must be free of charge to students if 80% or more are identified as qualifying for free or reduced-price meals under NSLP income guidelines.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Why do student need access to free, healthy meals during the summer?  Beause...
 
  • In Texas, more than 1 in 5 children struggle with hunger.
  • When the school year ends, children often lose access to consistent, nutritious school meals.
  • The Summer Meals Program ensures more Texas children have enough food for an active, healthy life.
 

The Summer Meals Program provides meals at no cost to children and teens 18 years old and younger in low-income areas.  Participating families do not have to apply, register, or provide identification. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) administers the program here in Texas.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (English)

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  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 at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, 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: [email protected].  This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (Spanish)

 

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.  Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.  Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:  (1)  correo: 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; o (3)  correo electrónico: [email protected].  Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.