JISD Food Services Department offers a wide variety of nutritious breakfast and lunch choices to each student every school day on all campuses. The district participates in the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program through the US/ Department of agriculture. Each campus has a full service kitchen and serving area, where working together in excellence is key to success for our students, staff, and families.
It is the goal of the Food Services Department to provide healthy and nutritious food while allowing students to choose from foods they enjoy eating.
To comply with USDA Dietary Guidelines and the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy, meals are required to be reduced in salt, sugar, and fat and be high in dietary fiber. Food Services prepares high-quality meals with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain products, and dairy products that include both fat-free and 1% variety.
Other programs Food Services participates in include the Backpack Program, the Fresh Fruit & Veggie Grant Program, and the Meal Alternative Program. The backpack program provides meals to students in need over weekends and holidays. Please visit the Community Page for more information. The Fresh Fruit & Veggie Grant Program at the Primary Campus allows students to have a fresh fruit and/or vegetable three times per week even if they bring their own lunch. The Meal Alternative Program at the other 3 campuses allows students to have more choices of meal options for both breakfast and lunch.
Please feel free to contact me in regards to the Food Service Department for any questions or concerns you may have about Jeffeson ISD School Breakfast Program or the National School Lunch Program. My goal is to provide each student with a wide variety of food choices at both breakfast and lunch that meet USDA and TDA guidelines. I am passionate about the quality of the food and nutritional value and it is my honor to feed the children of Jefferson ISD.
Food Service Director
903-665-2461 ext 3003
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DISTRICT-WIDE FREE MEALS FOR STUDENTS
The Jefferson Independent School District is proud to announce a district-wide change in policy of serving meals to children under the National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Jefferson I.S.D. is now eligible to operate the Community Eligbility Provision (CEP), which provides free breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and eliminates the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price, and paid student meals. The approach reduces burdens for families and school administrators and helps ensure that student receive meals.