Daily Menus Available Through SchoolCafé

For additional information contact AISD Dietitian Rachel Dunn at Rachel.Dunn@austinisd.org or at 512-414-0250.

Meals at AISD

AISD will provide free breakfast and lunch for all students for the 2021-22 school year, regardless of household income and without any application or documentation. 

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 during designated breakfast and lunch times.

Meals feature foods that are cooked and prepared by staff in our school kitchens. The healthy meals meet or exceed federal nutrition guidelines. We offer vegetarian options daily at both breakfast and lunch. AISD menus feature local, sustainably-sourced, and clean label foods. 

What is included in a free school meal?

  • Breakfast: 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: one protein, one grain, two fruits, and a milk. 
  • Lunch: 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. 

Bringing a sandwich? Let us take care of the sides. As long as a student selects three meal components, at least one being a fruit or vegetable, it qualifies as a free meal.

If a student would like more food, they may purchase another full meal, or the individual components. 

Per state regulation, Pre-K students receive a set plate of vegetables, fruit, 1% milk, and choice of entree. Contact your school’s café manager for dietary questions.

À La Carte & Smart Snacks

Healthy à la carte Smart Snacks are available for purchase at middle and high schools. Parents may set à la carte restrictions on a student's account by contacting their café manager.

AISD does not sell à la carte snacks at elementary schools. Elementary menus periodically feature a special treat, such as a whole grain cookie or popcorn, as part of a lunch meal.

If a child would like more food, students at any level may purchase an additional full meal or individual components using cash or funds on their SchoolCafé account.

Food Allergies/Special Diets

  • AISD follows the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines for accommodating children with special needs. 

    • View allergens for all menu items at www.SchoolCafe.com/AustinISD.
    • AISD does not serve any items containing peanuts or tree nuts.
    • We offer vegetarian options daily on all AISD menus.
    • Families may request soy milk, gluten free bread, and vegan accommodations by contacting their school’s café manager. 
    • New World Bakery Allergy Statement

    Requirements to Make Accommodations:

    AISD may provide menu changes for the following:

    • Students who have a disability that requires an Individual Education Plan or a 504 plan and also have a special dietary need.
    • Students who do not have a disability covered by the Americans with Disability Act, but who have a disease that is life-threatening or a food allergy that requires immediate medical attention such as an EpiPen to treat anaphylactic shock.
    • Students who have allergies that need to be offered alternative menu items.
    • Students that have religious or other beliefs (ex. no pork, vegetarian, vegan) that require dietary modifications.
    • For children who do not meet the definition of a disability, or who do not have a food allergy or disease that is life threatening that requires alternate menu provisions, but have a food allergy can also have a physician fill out a "Request for Dietary Accommodation" form and reasonable accommodations will also be made for that student. 

    How to Request Accommodations:

    • Obtain a copy of a Request for Dietary Accommodation form at the links below or from the school nurse.
    • The form must be completed and signed by a medical doctor who is licensed to practice in Texas. 
    • Return the completed form to their school’s café manager.
    • We will evaluate the form and inform the caregiver if the special need request meets the requirements of the regulations.

    For additional information contact AISD Dietitian Rachel Dunn at Rachel.Dunn@austinisd.org or at 512-414-0250.

Catering

We offer catering options for any AISD meeting or events. For more information contact Diane Grodek at diane.grodek@austinisd.org.

AISD Catering Menu Catering Order Form