JISD School Nutrition 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 School Nutrition 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 School Nutrition 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 School Nutrition 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.
School Nutrition Director
903-665-2461 ext 3003
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: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, 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:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.