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Food and Nutrition Services
Welcome to Food and Nutrition Services for EPISD!
Healthful food is vital for high-energy, growing kids. Food and Nutrition Services is proud to offer delicious meals that provide the essential nutrition that students need in order to be ready to learn. Our menus are constantly evolving. Our department has already incorporated the changes required by the new federal guidelines but we are looking forward to the changes and how we can better meet the needs of our students.
To provide nutrition education and healthy food to fuel successful learning.
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Meal Benefits and Meal Applications
We are pleased to announce that we have implemented a school meal provision in select schools in El Paso ISD which participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. It is called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and will begin in school year 2016-2017. (CEP schools for 2016-2017 School Years)
What does CEP mean for my student(s) who attend El Paso ISD schools?
Fifty–nine schools will be on CEP program . In a CEP school, all students receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch at no cost, regardless of family income. Families will not need to fill out an application for school meals if all of their students are attending the CEP campuses. Meals will be available from the first day of school for breakfast and lunch at no cost to students.
What if my child changes schools within the district?
Your child is eligible for free meals at the school where he/she is currently enrolled. If he/she eats meals at or transfers to a non-CEP school during the 2016-2017 school year, you may be responsible for meal charges. If a student transfers to a non CEP site, they will need to fill out an application for Free or Reduced priced meals.
Who needs to complete a meal application?
Campuses that require application, will have them available in the office, cafeteria, or can be completed online. Before you begin the online application process, please make sure you have your student's ID information from the school, your social security numbers, and/or SNAP number. Please only complete one application per household either using the paper version or the online version. The online application can be accessed from the campus website; the link is located on the right hand side of the webpage.
Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications:
Meal applications for 2016-2017 will be posted here in August 8, 2016. Paper applications and online applications for school meals will be available in the late summer. Many schools in EPISD are under a community Eligibility provision and do not need to complete a meal application. Most students that completed an application and were on reduced or free priced meals during 2015-2016 they will need to complete a new application by October 1, 2016. If you completed district online registration before August 22, you'll need to complete a MEAL Application online or on our paper application to receive free or reduced priced meal benefits. Please call 915-230-2162 with any application questions. Thank you.
Important: A new application must be completed each school year at schools not participating in CEP. Meal benefits begin on the day the application is processed by Food and Nutrition Services and continue throughout the school year in which the application is approved and for the first thirty days of the next school year. The approval process can take approximately 5–10 business days. Parents are asked to provide your child with lunch money or a lunch from home until you have received verification of your meal benefits.
Fill out and Submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications here:
EPISD Food & Nutrition Services is now providing parents with yearly calendar menus.
For all schools, we have a 4 week cycle menu where the menu repeats every 4 weeks for the entire school year. The new yearly menu displays our 4 week cycle menu next to a calendar that indicates the cycle menu week. To download a copy of the yearly menu for your child's school, please click on the appropriate menu below. If you do not have access to a printer, you can request a copy from your cafeteria manager.
Please check out our new Food & Nutrition Services monthly newsletter that highlights school cafeteria events, promotions, and temporary menu changes. Look below to find the current month's newsletter.
Breakfast and Lunch menus
Once enrolled in El Paso ISD, every student has an account with our department. It is their student ID number. The number stays with them the entire time they are in the school district. It is used in the cafeteria, the library and for the bus. Please help your student learn their number to improve the speed of service for all children. Your student can use their account on the first day of school.
Log on to MySchoolBucks.com or download the app for free access to real–time account information. You can also fund your student's account through this website. Please contact the Food and Nutrition Services office for meal account discrepancies at 230-2160.
As a program, your student nutritional status is our top concern. Our menus are planned by a committee of Registered Dietitians with feedback from students, teachers and students. We encourage any feedback you have about the menu. Please contact the area dietitian for your school with feedback.
We plan menus with whole grains, fruits and vegetables offered daily. Our menus provide foods from each of the food groups at specific portion sizes to meet the nutritional needs of our students. We do not fry any foods in the school kitchen We do offer baked potato wedges or products that have been prepared at a factory to limit the fat content.
We pay special attention to our recipes and products to make them with whole grains and to reduce the fat and sodium content. The cafeteria is involved in the many health programs offered by schools. Our cafeteria manager does nutrition education throughout the school year. Our foods are prepared meet the nutritional needs and appeal to kids and parents!
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