Child Nutrition

Our mission: A world where all children look forward to eating at school, and are fully nourished to reach their highest potential.

Department Information

We are thrilled to announce the addition of Southwest Foodservice Excellence (SFE) as our new food service management partner this school year.

As a result of this partnership, we have a lot of exciting offerings we are planning and thrilled to share with our students and campuses. Here are just a few examples:

  • Increased menu variety with a focus on fresh-from-scratch menu items
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables offered at meals and a la carte
  • Interactive nutrition and culinary events for students at each grade level, including Roving Chef, Farmer’s Markets, and Taste Tests

NBISD participates in the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. These programs provide nutritious meals to children and aim to contribute to a better understanding of good nutrition and healthy eating habits. Research shows that students who are well nourished perform better in school! Meals served in these programs must meet strict federal nutrition guidelines to be eligible for district reimbursement.

In addition to serving students, the Child Nutrition department also provides full-service catering options for campus and district events. All catering proceeds go directly to funding NBISD Child Nutrition programs and initiatives!

Feel free to contact the Child Nutrition office at 830-627-6742 to learn more about our services.

Student Meal Prices: 

Reduced Breakfast at All Campuses: $0.30
Reduced Lunch at All Campuses: $0.40
Paid Breakfast at All Campuses: $1.65
Paid Lunch at Elementary Schools: $2.95
Paid Lunch Middle & High Schools: $3.20

MySchoolBucks Convenience Fee:

Signing up for MySchoolBucks is free.  A required $2.75 fee will be processed for each transaction. You will be notified during the checkout process before finalizing the transaction.

Meal Charge Policy:

View the NBISD Policy on Unpaid Meal Charges here (coming soon)

Adult Meal Prices:

Breakfast: $2.27
Lunch: $4.09

Meal Patterns:

The district menu plans reflect MyPlate Guidelines so that our students can choose a meal at breakfast or lunch that includes healthy choices from each of the five food categories: protein, grains, fruit, vegetables and milk. In addition, the meal pattern addresses four specific nutrients: calories, sodium, saturated fat and trans-fat.Meal pattern regulations require your student to take at least a 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable daily along with two other food categories. This encourages students to choose healthful foods!  In addition to healthy meal patterns, Smart Snack regulations require that all foods sold in schools during the school day meet nutrition standards as well as appeal to our students.  Click here to view meal pattern requirements for grades pre-kindergarten through 12.

Easy and Risk-Free Application Process

Free and reduced-price school meals including breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided to students whose families meet certain income requirements. Apply today to ensure that your child has a healthy meal at school every day!

Not sure of your child’s eligibility? Income eligibility guidelines are available online for each school year to help you determine eligibility based on your household size and income level. There are no restrictions based on immigration status. Visit the Income Eligibility Guidelines web page here for details.

You may apply online  here  or by picking up an application at your child’s campus or the Child Nutrition office at 566 Butcher Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130.  Please return paper applications to the Child Nutrition office. 

Please note that information collected in the application is confidential and will be used only for evaluating the eligibility of students for free or reduced-price school meals.

What are Smart Snacks?

Smart Snacks, which are also referred to as competitive foods, are snacks or entrees that must meet specific nutrition guidelines to be sold in competition with reimbursable meals offered to students during the school day. Smart Snacks vary depending on the campus grade level, and are offered as a la carte items that students can purchase during breakfast and lunch service. These items are NOT part of the reimbursable breakfast or lunch meal that may qualify for free or reduced price.

All campuses in NBISD offer Smart Snacks, but there may be designated days they are offered or time limitations set by the administration at the campus. It is also important to note that parents may contact the Child nutrition department by email at ssalas@nbisd.org OR let the cafeteria manager know to limit snacks their child can purchase by flagging the child’s lunch account.

What are the nutrition standards for Smart Snacks?

Smart Snacks must meet at least one of the following General Standards:

  • Whole grain rich (50% or more whole grains by weight or whole grain is first ingredient)
  • First ingredient is a fruit, vegetable, dairy or protein food
  • Combination food that contains at least ¼ cup fruit and/or vegetable

In addition, Smart Snacks must also meet the following guidelines:

  • Calories – 200 or less
  • Sodium – 200 mg or less
  • Total Fat – 35% of calories or less
  • Saturated Fat – 10% of calories or less
  • Trans Fat – zero grams
  • Sugar – 35% by weight or less

Nutrition Standards for Smart Snack Beverages:

  • Plain, unflavored water can be offered regardless of quantity
  • Unflavored and flavored low-fat and fat-free milk can be offered to elementary (up to 8 ounces) and secondary (up to 12 ounces)
  • 100% fruit or vegetable juice or juice diluted with water, with or without carbonation, can be offered to elementary (up to 8 ounces) and secondary (up to 12 ounces)
  • Low and zero calorie beverages, with or without caffeine and/or carbonation, can be offered to high school students only

Examples of Smart Snacks

These are items you may see offered at your child’s campus!

Whole Grain Pop Tarts

Whole Grain Cookies

100% Juice Capri Sun

100% Fruit Juice Slushies

Yogurt Parfaits

100% Sparkling Juice Drinks

Reduced Fat Doritos

Pudding Cups

Whole Grain Rice Krispies

String Cheese Sticks

Low Fat Ice
Cream Treats

Whole Grain Graham Snacks

For more information about Smart Snacks in schools, please check out the following websites:

https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/tools-schools-focusing-smart-snacks

https://squaremeals.org/Portals/8/files/NSLP/Resources/Smart%20Snacks%20One-Pagerv2.pdf

Menu Planning

The New Braunfels ISD Child Nutrition menus are a coordinated effort planned by the SFE Child Nutrition team to meet the tastes and preferences of our students.  Reimbursable meals are planned to meet nutrition requirements set forth by the Texas School Nutrition Policy and Texas Department of Agriculture which are based on the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In addition, our recipes are developed using healthy cooking techniques, reduced fat and sodium ingredients, whole grains and fresh or frozen produce to promote optimal nutrition for our students. Above all, we strive to provide nourishing, tasty meals that our students will enjoy.

Texas School Nutrition Policy Resources:

https://squaremeals.org/Programs

Special Dietary Needs

Food allergen information, carbohydrate counts and nutrient analysis of menu items are available to students, parents and health care providers on the Nutrislice menus here.  If additional information is needed concerning ingredients in food products or recipes, please contact the Child Nutrition department during business hours, Monday through Friday, 7:30-4:00.

For students with special dietary needs, the Special Meals Request form can be found on the Child Nutrition Department website and available from the Campus Nurse.  This form, which is required by the Texas Department of Agriculture, must be completed and signed by a licensed physician and returned to the Campus nurse for documentation of need.  Because health concerns may change, Special Meal requests expire at the end of the school year and a new form must be completed for returning students at the beginning of each school year.

Healthy Eating Resources

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Para todos los demás programas de asistencia de nutrición del FNS, agencias estatales o locales y sus subreceptores, deben publicar la siguiente Declaración de No Discriminación:

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles. 

La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés.  Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource-files/usda-program-discrimination-complaint-form-spanish.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:

  1. correo:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. correo electrónico:
    program.intake@usda.gov

Esta entidad es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades.

 

Complaint Policy

New Braunfels ISD parents, students, and/or staff who have a complaint can do one of the following:

1. Fill out the Local Complaint Form.

2. Call 1-866-632-9992, or 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay Service), or 1-800-845-6136 (Spanish Speaking Assistance).

New Braunfels ISD is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Department Directory

Jill Balderas
Manager of Child Nutrition Services
830-643-5733
Jamoll Leday (Chef Jay)
District Chef
830-627-6744
Celeste Windham
Dietitian/Nutrition Coordinator
830-627-6748

Child Nutrition

Our mission: A world where all children look forward to eating at school, and are fully nourished to reach their highest potential.

Shawn Sheets

Director of Child Nutrition
830-627-6745

We are thrilled to announce the addition of Southwest Foodservice Excellence (SFE) as our new food service management partner this school year.

As a result of this partnership, we have a lot of exciting

offerings we are planning and thrilled to share with our students and campuses. Here are just a few examples:

  • Increased menu variety with a focus on fresh-from-scratch menu items
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables offered at meals and a la carte
  • Interactive nutrition and culinary events for students at each grade level, including Roving Chef, Farmer’s Markets, and Taste Tests

NBISD participates in the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. These programs provide nutritious meals to children and aim to contribute to a better understanding of good nutrition and healthy eating habits. Research shows that students who are well nourished perform better in school! Meals served in these programs must meet strict federal nutrition guidelines to be eligible for district reimbursement.

In addition to serving students, the Child Nutrition department also provides full-service catering options for campus and district events. All catering proceeds go directly to funding NBISD Child Nutrition programs and initiatives!

Feel free to contact the Child Nutrition office at 830-627-6742 to learn more about our services.

Student Meal Prices: 

Reduced Breakfast at All Campuses: $0.30
Reduced Lunch at All Campuses: $0.40Paid Breakfast at All Campuses: $1.65
Paid Lunch at Elementary Schools: $2.95
Paid Lunch Middle & High Schools: $3.20

MySchoolBucks Convenience Fee:

Signing up for MySchoolBucks is free.  A required $2.75 fee will be processed for each transaction. You will be notified during the checkout process before finalizing the transaction.

Meal Charge Policy:

View the NBISD Policy on Unpaid Meal Charges here (coming soon)

Adult Meal Prices:

Breakfast: $2.27
Lunch: $4.09

Meal Patterns:

The district menu plans reflect MyPlate Guidelines so that our students can choose a meal at breakfast or lunch that includes healthy choices from each of the five food categories: protein, grains, fruit, vegetables and milk. In addition, the meal pattern addresses four specific nutrients: calories, sodium, saturated fat and trans-fat.Meal pattern regulations require your student to take at least a 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable daily along with two other food categories. This encourages students to choose healthful foods!  In addition to healthy meal patterns, Smart Snack regulations require that all foods sold in schools during the school day meet nutrition standards as well as appeal to our students.  Click here to view meal pattern requirements for grades pre-kindergarten through 12.

Easy and Risk-Free Application Process

Free and reduced-price school meals including breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided to students whose families meet certain income requirements. Apply today to ensure that your child has a healthy meal at school every day!

Not sure of your child’s eligibility? Income eligibility guidelines are available online for each school year to help you determine eligibility based on your household size and income level. There are no restrictions based on immigration status. Visit the Income Eligibility Guidelines web page here for details.

You may apply online  here  or by picking up an application at your child’s campus or the Child Nutrition office at 566 Butcher Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130.  Please return paper applications to the Child Nutrition office. 

Please note that information collected in the application is confidential and will be used only for evaluating the eligibility of students for free or reduced-price school meals.

What are Smart Snacks?

Smart Snacks, which are also referred to as competitive foods, are snacks or entrees that must meet specific nutrition guidelines to be sold in competition with reimbursable meals offered to students during the school day. Smart Snacks vary depending on the campus grade level, and are offered as a la carte items that students can purchase during breakfast and lunch service. These items are NOT part of the reimbursable breakfast or lunch meal that may qualify for free or reduced price.

All campuses in NBISD offer Smart Snacks, but there may be designated days they are offered or time limitations set by the administration at the campus. It is also important to note that parents may contact the Child nutrition department by email at ssalas@nbisd.org OR let the cafeteria manager know to limit snacks their child can purchase by flagging the child’s lunch account.

What are the nutrition standards for Smart Snacks?

Smart Snacks must meet at least one of the following General Standards:

  • Whole grain rich (50% or more whole grains by weight or whole grain is first ingredient)
  • First ingredient is a fruit, vegetable, dairy or protein food
  • Combination food that contains at least ¼ cup fruit and/or vegetable

In addition, Smart Snacks must also meet the following guidelines:

  • Calories – 200 or less
  • Sodium – 200 mg or less
  • Total Fat – 35% of calories or less
  • Saturated Fat – 10% of calories or less
  • Trans Fat – zero grams
  • Sugar – 35% by weight or less

Nutrition Standards for Smart Snack Beverages:

  • Plain, unflavored water can be offered regardless of quantity
  • Unflavored and flavored low-fat and fat-free milk can be offered to elementary (up to 8 ounces) and secondary (up to 12 ounces)
  • 100% fruit or vegetable juice or juice diluted with water, with or without carbonation, can be offered to elementary (up to 8 ounces) and secondary (up to 12 ounces)
  • Low and zero calorie beverages, with or without caffeine and/or carbonation, can be offered to high school students only

Examples of Smart Snacks

These are items you may see offered at your child’s campus!

Whole Grain Pop Tarts

Whole Grain Cookies

100% Juice Capri Sun

100% Fruit Juice Slushies

Yogurt Parfaits

100% Sparkling Juice Drinks

Reduced Fat Doritos

Pudding Cups

Whole Grain Rice Krispies

String Cheese Sticks

Low Fat Ice
Cream Treats

Whole Grain Graham Snacks

For more information about Smart Snacks in schools, please check out the following websites:

https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/tools-schools-focusing-smart-snacks

https://squaremeals.org/Portals/8/files/NSLP/Resources/Smart%20Snacks%20One-Pagerv2.pdf

Menu Planning

The New Braunfels ISD Child Nutrition menus are a coordinated effort planned by the SFE Child Nutrition team to meet the tastes and preferences of our students.  Reimbursable meals are planned to meet nutrition requirements set forth by the Texas School Nutrition Policy and Texas Department of Agriculture which are based on the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In addition, our recipes are developed using healthy cooking techniques, reduced fat and sodium ingredients, whole grains and fresh or frozen produce to promote optimal nutrition for our students. Above all, we strive to provide nourishing, tasty meals that our students will enjoy.

Texas School Nutrition Policy Resources:

https://squaremeals.org/Programs

Special Dietary Needs

Food allergen information, carbohydrate counts and nutrient analysis of menu items are available to students, parents and health care providers on the Nutrislice menus here.  If additional information is needed concerning ingredients in food products or recipes, please contact the Child Nutrition department during business hours, Monday through Friday, 7:30-4:00.

For students with special dietary needs, the Special Meals Request form can be found on the Child Nutrition Department website and available from the Campus Nurse.  This form, which is required by the Texas Department of Agriculture, must be completed and signed by a licensed physician and returned to the Campus nurse for documentation of need.  Because health concerns may change, Special Meal requests expire at the end of the school year and a new form must be completed for returning students at the beginning of each school year.

Healthy Eating Resources

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Para todos los demás programas de asistencia de nutrición del FNS, agencias estatales o locales y sus subreceptores, deben publicar la siguiente Declaración de No Discriminación:

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles. 

La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés.  Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource-files/usda-program-discrimination-complaint-form-spanish.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:

  1. correo:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. correo electrónico:
    program.intake@usda.gov

Esta entidad es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades.

 

Complaint Policy

New Braunfels ISD parents, students, and/or staff who have a complaint can do one of the following:

1. Fill out the Local Complaint Form.

2. Call 1-866-632-9992, or 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay Service), or 1-800-845-6136 (Spanish Speaking Assistance).

New Braunfels ISD is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Department Directory

Jill Balderas
Manager of Child Nutrition Services
830-643-5733

Jamoll Leday (Chef Jay)
District Chef
830-627-6744

Celeste Windham
Dietitian/Nutrition Coordinator
830-627-6748