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Welcome to Child Nutrition Services!

School Lunch Hero Day is Friday, May 3rd!

Between preparing delicious food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, Southwest ISD Child Nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate.  To celebrate their hard work and commitment, Southwest ISD will celebrate School Lunch Hero Day on May 3rd. This day, celebrated annually since 2013, was designated by The School Nutrition Association and Jarrett Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady” graphic novel series.  School Lunch Hero Day provides an opportunity for parents, students, school staff and communities to thank those who provide healthy meals to nearly 30 million of America’s students each school day. 

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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.


Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.


To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

2. fax:

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. email:

[email protected]


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (Spanish)


De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.


La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.


Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a 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; o

(2) fax:

(833) 256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o

(3) correo electrónico:

[email protected].


Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades