Meal Programs

Breakfast in the Classroom & Breakfast After the Bell

AISD is proud to offer free Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) and Breakfast After the Bell (BAB) throughout the district. BIC is a room service–style program that provides an optional free breakfast for all students. BAB offers students a free grab-n-go meal served in a location convenient to students, such as hallways, entryways or the café. Both service methods allow students the opportunity to begin their day with a healthy meal with their teacher and classmates, after the start of the school day.

  • Daily meals include healthy protein and grain options, as well as fresh fruit, pure fruit juice and low-fat milk.
  • Menus feature many scratch-prepared recipes such as seasonal fruit parfaits and smoothies with homemade granola, breakfast tacos and kolaches.
  • Students choosing to eat breakfast have the option to select which food items they take.
  • As a part of the School Breakfast Program, students are required to take a full meal consisting of an entrée and a fruit or juice, just as they would in the cafeteria.
  • If students do not want to eat breakfast, they do not have to take any of the items offered.

AISD campuses offering BIC or BAB for the 2019–20 school year

Pre-K and Early Childhood Centers:

  • Uphaus

Elementary Schools:

  • Allison
  • Andrews
  • Barrington
  • Blackshear
  • Blanton
  • Brooke
  • Brown
  • Campbell
  • Casey
  • Cunningham
  • Dawson
  • Govalle
  • Graham
  • Guererro-Thompson
  • Harris
  • Hart
  • Houston
  • Kocurek
  • Langford
  • Linder
  • McBee
  • Menchaca
  • Metz
  • Norman & Sims
  • Oak Springs
  • Odom
  • Palm
  • Pecan Springs
  • Perez
  • Pickle
  • Pillow
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Rodriguez
  • St. Elmo
  • Sunset Valley
  • Travis Heights
  • Walnut Creek
  • Widén
  • Williams
  • Winn
  • Wooldridge
  • Zavala

Middle Schools:

  • Garcia YMLA
  • Lively
  • Mendez
  • Paredes
  • Sadler Means YWLA

High Schools:

  • Akins
  • Eastside Memorial ECHS
  • International
  • LBJ ECHS
  • Northeast ECHS
  • Travis ECHS

Learn more about the BIC process in the video below.


Breakfast in the Classroom from Austin ISD TV on Vimeo.

Community Eligibility Provision

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) was created through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, and allows qualifying high-poverty local educational agencies and schools to offer breakfast and lunch at no cost to all students without requiring families to complete an annual household meal benefits application.

Participation in CEP is based on the percentage of directly certified students. Directly certified students are those who qualify for free meal benefits without the use of meal benefit applications, for example those directly certified through SNAP or TANF.

Meal benefit applications are not collected at CEP schools; however, income verification is required for students who are not directly certified. This information may be submitted during the online enrollment process, through the Parent Cloud or and income verification form will be provided to parents. Income verification is needed to help maintain the demographic information at each campus, which is used for various funding sources and programs.

AISD campuses participating in CEP for the 2019–20school year

Pre-K and Early Childhood Centers:

  • Uphaus

Elementary Schools:

  • Allison
  • Andrews
  • Barrington
  • Blackshear
  • Blanton
  • Blazier
  • Boone
  • Brooke
  • Brown
  • Campbell
  • Casey
  • Cook
  • Cunningham
  • Dawson
  • Galindo
  • Govalle
  • Graham
  • Guerrero-Thompson
  • Harris
  • Hart
  • Houston
  • Jordan
  • Joslin
  • Kocurek
  • Langford
  • Linder
  • McBee
  • Menchaca
  • Metz
  • Norman & Sims
  • Oak Springs
  • Odom
  • Ortega
  • Overton
  • Padron
  • Palm
  • Pecan Springs
  • Perez
  • Pickle
  • Pillow
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Reilly
  • Rodriguez
  • Sanchez
  • St. Elmo
  • Sunset Valley
  • Travis Heights
  • Walnut Creek
  • Webb Primary
  • Widen
  • Williams
  • Winn
  • Wooldridge
  • Wooten
  • Zavala

Middle Schools:

  • Bedichek
  • Burnet
  • Covington
  • Dobie
  • Garcia YMLA
  • Lively
  • Martin
  • Mendez
  • Paredes
  • Sadler Means YWLA
  • Webb

High Schools:

  • Akins
  • Alternative Learning Center
  • Crockett ECHS
  • Eastside Memorial ECHS
  • Garza Independence
  • GPA at Navarro
  • GPA at Travis
  • International
  • LBJ ECHS
  • Navarro ECHS
  • Northeast ECHS
  • Travis ECHS

After-School Meals

After-school meal programs at AISD are a component of At-Risk Child and Adult Care Food Program, a USDA federally funded program that offers evening meals to qualified campuses. The At-Risk component of CACFP is intended to:

  • Provide a safe place for school-aged children to go after school.
  • Incorporate educational and enrichment activities.
  • Minimize the risk of those children becoming involved in counterproductive and potentially dangerous activities.
  • Provide an after-school supper meal as an added benefit.

A campus qualifies for the At-Risk CACFP if they meet the following requirements:

  • At least 50 percent of the campus's enrollment is eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.
  • The after-school program offers some kind of enrichment or educational component to the students.

If a campus meets all the necessary qualifications to have an At-Risk CACFP Program, the principal may contact the AISD Nutrition and Food Services Office at 512-414-0251 to arrange meal service.

Summer Food Service Program

Children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive—even when school is out. Through the Summer Food Service Program, AISD continues to serve free breakfast and lunch to local children and teens ages 18 and younger, regardless of economic status and whether or not the child attends AISD. Participants enjoy meals without any registration or identification requirements. Kids simply show up at a participating site to receive a healthy meal. 

The Summer Food Service Program is available at more than 50 AISD schools each summer. Federal regulations require the schools where the program is offered to have at least 50 percent of students during the regular school year who qualify for free or reduced-price meals.  

To find a site that is offering the Summer Feeding Program, call 211 or go to www.summerfood.org.

Summer Meals Request Form