In 2010, the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act was passed. New meal pattern regulations were recently released by the USDA stating that all students must be served a food-based menu option. The food-based menu planning reflects the MyPlate Guidelines so that our students can choose a meal at breakfast or lunch that can include healthy choices from each of the five food categories: protein, grains, fruit, vegetables and milk. In addition, the new meal pattern will address 4 specific nutrients: calories, sodium, saturated fat and trans-fat.
We encourage everyone to complete an application for Free and Reduced-price meals. The applications are available in English and Spanish from each cafeteria, each school office and from the BISD Central Office.
BISD strives to provide the highest quality and nutritious food, and our variety and quality of food and choices is unmatched. We offer a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Salad Bar at ALL SCHOOLS on the lunch line on a daily basis. We encourage all children going through the line to get all the fresh fruit and veggies that they can eat.
All Proceeds and Revenue generated by the BISD Child Nutrition Department go directly back into the District to fund the Child Nutrition Program as well as other BISD programs.