Breakfast in the Classroom
AISD is proud to offer Breakfast in the Classroom. BIC is a room service–style program that provides an optional free breakfast for all students.
Here’s how it works:
- Each morning, cafeteria staff prepares and delivers cold and hot breakfast items to the classrooms.
- Daily meals include healthy protein and grain options, as well as fresh fruit, pure fruit juice and low-fat milk.
- 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.
School Year 2018-19 BIC Schools:
- Akins High School
- Allison Elementary
- Andrews Elementary
- Barrington Elementary
- Blackshear Elementary
- Blanton Elementary
- Brooke Elementary
- Brown Elementary
- Casey Elementary
- Cunningham Elementary (Starting: 11/1)
- Dawson Elementary
- Dobie Pre-K
- Eastside Memorial ECHS
- Fulmore Middle School
- Garcia YMLA
- Govalle Elementary
- Guererro-Thompson Elementary
- Harris Elementary
- Hart Elementary
- Houston Elementary
- International High School
- Kocurek Elementary (Starting: 10/15)
- Langford Elementary
- LBJ ECHS
- Linder Elementary
- Mendez Middle School
- Metz Elementary
- Norman & Sims Elementary
- Oak Springs Elementary
- Palm Elementary
- Paredes Elementary
- Pecan Springs Elementary
- Perez Elementary
- Pickle Elementary
- Pillow Elementary
- Pleasant Hill Elementary
- Reagan ECHS
- Rodriguez Elementary
- Sadler Means YWLA
- St. Elmo Elementary
- Sunset Valley Elementary
- Travis Heights Elementary
- Travis ECHS
- Uphaus Early Childhood Center
- Walnut Creek Elementary
- Webb Primary
- Widén Elementary
- Williams Elementary
- Wooldridge Elementary
- Zavala Elementary
Universal Breakfast provides free breakfast for all students at campuses in which 80% or more of the students qualify for free or reduced price meals.
Learn more about the BIC process in the video below.
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.
AISD campuses with 62.25 percent of students directly certified for free meals on April 1, 2018, will participate in CEP. Directly certified students are those who qualify for free meal benefits without the use of household applications.
AISD campuses participating in CEP for the 2018–19 school year:
Pre-K and Early Childhood Centers:
- Dobie Pre-K
- Guerrero- Thompson
- Oak Springs
- Pecan Springs
- Pleasant Hill
- Walnut Creek
- Webb Primary
- Sadler Means YWLA
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 during the summer of 2018. 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.