AISD provides breakfast and lunch daily at all schools, as well as after-school and summer meals at many eligible campuses. Students dine at school using their meal status–free, reduced-price, or paid. AISD provides free breakfast and lunch for all students at 76 schools through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. Students at schools not participating in the CEP may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals through state-funded programs or by completing a meal benefits application, learn more here. Students not eligible for free or reduced-price meals may purchase healthy, tasty school breakfast and lunch meals at a minimal cost.
No registration is required for students to dine at school, they may simply walk through the serving line on any day and select their meal components during designated breakfast and lunch times. Café staff may ask students to enter their I.D. number at the register. Students dining with a reduced-price or paid status may purchase meals using cash or funds on their SchoolCafe account.
Our menus follow the nutrition guidelines and serving sizes established by the federal nutrition guidelines for school meals. Many students may not be aware of how much food they can choose as a part of their school meal, learn more about what is included in breakfast and lunch meals below. We encourage students to take what they want and eat what they take to fuel them for a day of learning and physical activity, while also helping to reduce food waste.
AISD school meal programs are federally funded through the Texas Department of Agriculture’s School Breakfast Program (SBP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and Seamless Summer Option (SSO).
What is included in a school breakfast meal?
- At minimum, a breakfast meal consists of at least three components, one must be a fruit. At maximum, students can select up to five food items: an entrée (protein + grain or two grains), two fruits or fruit + 100% fruit juice, and a milk.
- Per state regulation, Pre-K students receive a set plate of fruit, 1% milk, and choice of entrée. Contact your school’s café manager for dietary questions.
Breakfast service methods and times vary by campus; we encourage families to confirm meal service details with your student’s school.
Breakfast in the Classroom
AISD is proud to offer free Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) at many eligible schools throughout the district. BIC is a room service-style program that helps ensure all students have the opportunity to start their day with a healthy meal.
Food Service staff prepares, packs, and delivers breakfast meal components to classrooms each morning. Teachers bring in the insulated bags and coolers, allowing students to serve themselves and enjoy a free meal with their classmates after the start of the school day.
AISD Schools Serving Breakfast in the Classroom for the 2022-23 School Year:
Pre-K and Early Childhood Centers: Uphaus
Elementary Schools: Allison, Andrews, Barrington, Blackshear, Blanton, Blazier, Brown, Casey, Cunningham, Dawson, Galindo, Govalle, Guerrero-Thompson, Harris, Hart, Houston, Jordan, Joslin, Kocurek, Langford, Linder, Menchaca, Norman-Sims, Oak Springs, Odom, Ortega, Overton, Palm, Pecan Springs, Perez, Pickle, Pillow, Pleasant Hill, Rodriguez, Sanchez, St. Elmo, Sunset Valley, Travis Heights, Walnut Creek, Widen, Winn, Zavala
Middle Schools: Paredes
High Schools: Akins ECHS, Travis ECHS
We offer a variety of healthy, tasty lunch options, served daily in the cafeterias at every AISD school. View lunch menus for your school at www.SchoolCafe.com. Lunch times vary by campus. Learn more about lunch at AISD here.
What is included in a school lunch meal?
- At minimum, a lunch meal consists of at least three components, one must be fruit or vegetables. At maximum, students can select up to five food items: one protein, one grain, two fruits, two vegetables, and a milk.
- Per state regulation, Pre-K students receive a set plate of vegetables, fruit, 1% milk, and choice of entrée. Contact your school’s café manager for dietary questions.
In addition to breakfast and lunch, AISD provides free after-school meals at many schools. After-school meal programs at AISD operate under the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a USDA federally funded program that offers evening meals to qualified campuses. Meals served at AISD meet the nutrition requirements established by the CACFP.
After-school programs that participate in the CACFP give children and teenagers the nutrition they need, and draw them into constructive activities that are safe, fun, and filled with opportunities for learning.
Campuses that are interested in participating in offering after-school meals or snacks should complete the form below and submit to their Cafeteria Manager. AISD Food Service will determine eligibility upon receiving the application and will notify the Program Coordinator before program feeding can begin.
If you have any questions regarding after-school meals at AISD, please contact your Cafeteria Manager or AISD Food Service at 512-414-0251.
For questions or concerns regarding the CACFP, please contact USDA at 1-866-873-2263 or Texas Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition at 1-800-TELL-TDA (835-5832). Together we are Building for the Future.
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
Students enrolled at schools participating in the CEP program automatically receive free meals without any application or documentation. We do not collect or process meal applications from students enrolled in CEP schools.
Austin ISD schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program:
Pre-K and Early Childhood Centers: Uphaus
Elementary Schools: Allison, Andrews, Barrington, Blackshear, Blanton, Blazier, Boone, Brown, Campbell, Casey, Cook, Cunningham, Dawson, Galindo, Govalle, Graham, Guerrero-Thompson, Harris, Hart, Houston, Jordan, Joslin, Kocurek, Langford, Linder, McBee, Menchaca, Norman-Sims, Oak Springs, Odom, Ortega, Overton, Padron, Palm, Pecan Springs, Perez, Pickle, Pillow, Pleasant Hill, Rodriguez, Sanchez, St. Elmo, Sunset Valley, Travis Heights, Walnut Creek, Widen, Williams, Winn, Wooldridge, Wooten, Zavala
Middle Schools: Bedichek, Burnet, Dobie, Garcia YMLA, Lively, Martin, Mendez, Paredes, Sadler Means YWLA, Webb
High Schools: Akins ECHS, Crockett ECHS, Eastside Memorial ECHS, Garza Independence, GPA at Navarro, GPA at Travis, International, LBJ ECHS, Navarro ECHS, Northeast ECHS, Travis ECHS
Other Campuses: Alternative Learning Center, Rosedale School