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 U.S. 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.
High-quality meal preparation with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, Whole grain products, Dairy products that include Fat-Free and 1% variety.
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 2018-2019 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.