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School Nutrition

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Temple ISD School Nutrition supports the district goals by providing nutritious meals to all students in a safe and friendly environment that promotes education and healthy lifestyles. 

Temple ISD School Nutrition participates in the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program, After School Snack Program and the Fresh Fruit Vegetable Program at Meridith-Dunbar.  The district adheres to the Texas Department of Agriculture policies and procedures, including the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy to ensure all meals meet the nutrition standards and guidelines. As part of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act to improve the nutrition of student meals, meals are now served in 5 components; which are the same components as MyPlate: Fruit, Vegetables, Protein, Grain, and Dairy. In addition, the new standards include:

  • Age-appropriate calorie limits
  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving)
  • A variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
  • Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
  • More whole grains 
  • Decreased sodium


 In accordance with the Federal laws and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call 202/720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Food Allergies

Under the National School Lunch Program Act, the School Nutrition Services is required to adhere to specific regulations to accomodate special diets for students enrolled in Temple ISD.  

Generally, children with food allergies or intolerances do not have a disability as defined in any of the Acts or laws, and the school nutrition services may, but is not required to make food substitutions for them.  However, when food allergies result in servere, life-threatening (anaphylactic) reactions, the child's condition would meet the definition of "disability" and the substitutions prescribed by a recognized medical authority must be made.

If your child has a food allergy, you must notify the school of the allergy and provide written documentation from a licensed physician with the type of food allergy and specific substitutions needed.  All food allergy documentation must be updated yearly.

Note:  Juice is not a substitution for milk unless the food allery is defined as a disability.

Food Safety

The Temple ISD School Nutrition Department has implemented the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) food safety program required by the Texas Department of Agriculture.  The department meets the highest food safety standards as established by state and local health department.  

Kitchens are inspected twice in a school year by the Bell County Health Department.  Cafeteria Managers, Manager Trainees and Supervisors are required to be state approved in Certified Food Management.  Cafeteria specialist and subs must attend the Bell County Health Department food safety program yearly. Food Safety In-service training is provided to all staff twice a year along with continued weekly mini trainings on site.

Meal Prices, Payment Options & Charging Policy 2013-14

Meal Prices

Elementary                            Breakfast $1.15        Lunch $2.25

Elementary Reduced          Breakfast $0.30        Lunch $0.40

Secondary                             Breakfast $1.35        Lunch $2.40

Secondary Reduced            Breakfast $0.30        Lunch $0.40

Adult/Guest                           Breakfast $1.75        Lunch $3.25

Meal Payment Options

Payments may be made at each campus cafeteria. The online prepayment system is available at www.mypaymentsplus.com for parents to make pre-payments to student meal and snack accounts. Parents can also view balances and purchase history. (Not in real-time)


Meal Charge Policy

Elementary – Students may charge up to a maximum of three meals.

Middle School – Student may charge a maximum of one charge.

High School Students & Alternative Sites – No Charges Allowed.


No child will go hungry – an alternative meal will be offered to any student that has charged beyond the maximum allowed.  The alternative meal will consist of a Cheese Sandwich, Fresh Fruit and Milk.  Meal charging privileges and snack purchases will be reinstated when the account balance has been paid. 

Free and Reduced Meal Program & Benefits

A new meal benefits application must be submitted each school year for those interested in the free and reduced meal program.  Only one application is needed for each household, unless the application is for a run away, homeless or migrant student.

For assistance in completing the form please call 215-6536. 

The 2013-14 Meal Applications are available anytime during the school year.  Applications may be obtained at the School Nutrition Office (208 West Ave F), the school cafeteria or school office in August.  Applications may also be completed online at www.tisd.org.  If you are new to Temple ISD you can apply for the program at Centralized Registration.  For more information call 215-6536.

Applying for the meal program provides other opportunities for High School students:  Fee waived for SAT, ACT testing and College Applications, Reduced Summer School Program Fees, Reduced Fees for AP Test.  Information about a student participation in the program is confidential.

Online Meal Applications Free and Reduced Online Meal Applications. Simple, Easy, and Convenient. Save time by completing an online application with the latest feature from School Nutrition.  To log on just go to: https://mealapps.tisd.org/

TISD School Nutrition Catering

 Your In-District Source for All of Your Catering Needs

Phone: 254-215-6526

Email: lisa.coyle@tisd.org

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Cookies Assorted  $5.25 Dozen      
Coconut Cream Pie (8 cut) $10.00      
Full Sheet Cakes (96 Servings) $50.00      
Half Sheet Cakes (48 Servings) $33.00      
Quarter Sheet Cakes (24 Servings) $26.00      
Beverage Services      
All Beverage Services include cups, napkins      
and sugar sub, sugar, and stirrers as needed      
Coffee and Tea         
25 cups    $9.00      
100 cups    $30.00      
Punch and Lemonade        
15 cups (punch bowl upon request)$6.00 gallon      
Sodas and Bottled Water.60 each      
Juice Assorted         
4 oz Juice    .35 each      
6 oz Juice    .50 each      
Big Breakfast  $5.75 per person     
Minimum Order 15         
Includes Scrambled Eggs         
1 Choice of Sausage Pattie or Bacon       
1 Choice of Hash Brown, Diced Potatoes      
1 Choice of Biscuit, Toast, Bagel        
Includes Fruit Juice, Milk and Coffee       
Sausage Kolaches  $7.50 Dozen      
Muffins & Kolaches $12.50 Dozen      
Cinnamon Rolls  $6.00 Dozen      
Breakfast Wrap  $1.60      
6" Flour Tortilla, Sausage, Egg, Potatoes, Cheese      
Meals include all cutlery, delivery & setup. $8.00 each      
Hot Entrée's (Select 1)        
Chicken Fried Steak, Lasagna, Grilled Chicken Breast, Chicken     
Tetrazini, King Ranch Chicken, Cheese Enchiladas, Bake Potato    
w/ Chili or Chicken         
Sides (Select 2)         
Whipped Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, English Peas, Steamed Vegetables,  
Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Yellow & Zucchini Squash, Charra Beans, Spanish  
Rice, Baked Potato, Garden Salad        
Bread (Select 1)         
French Bread, Cornbread, Jalapeno Cheese Bread, Yeast Roll, Garlic Toast  
Desserts (Select 1)         
Fruit Cobbler, Coconut Cream Pie, Chocolate Cream Pie, Carrot Cake,   
Cookies Assorted         
Beverages (Select 1)        
Coffee, Ice Tea, Lemonade, Bottled Water      
Express Box Lunch     
Meals include cutlery, delivery and setup.$6.75 each      
Deli Meat Choice (Select 1)       
Turkey, Ham, Tuna Salad w/ Swiss & American Cheese      
Bread Choices (Select 1)        
Sub Roll, Kaiser, Loaf Bread Wheat/White      
Sides (Select 2)         
Broccoli Salad, Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Coleslaw, Tropical Fruit Cup,    
Fresh Fruit, Fresh Veggies with Dip, Chips Assorted      
Desserts (Select 1)         
Cookie or Brownie         
Beverage (Select 1)         
Sodas Assorted, Ice Tea, bottled Water, Lemonade, Fruit Punch    
Assorted Trays      
Fruit Tray (In Season Only) $2.00 per person     
Cheese & Crackers $40.00 for 25      
Assorted Cheese/Crackers/Grapes       
Fresh Vegetable Tray $25.00 for 25      
Contains minimum of 4 vegetables with Dip      
Sandwiches  $1.70 per person     
Assorted Finger Sandwiches (Ham or Turkey with Cheese)     
Meat and Cheese Trays $37.50 for 25      
Assorted Meats and cheese includes bread      
Relish Tray  $12.50 for 25      
Lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and pickles       
Ice 10lb/Bag  $1.00 or $1.25      
with delivery (5 minimum)        
Portion Guide      
Deli Meats   3 oz per person      
Cheeses    1-1/2 oz per person     
Cold Salad   1/2 cup      
Chips    1 oz      
Loaf Bread or Rolls  1 to 2      
Cookies    1-1/2      
We require 5 days notice prior to event. This allows for planning,     
ordering and allows for any changes that might occur before your planned  
Cancellations or reduction in counts will require 48 hours prior to event.  
$15.00 delivery charge will be assessed when ordering for an event that is not 
planned as described above.        
After hours and weekend events will include labor charge.     
All orders require a 15 person minimum.      
We can provide full catering services for any TISD District event. All banquets 
include full disposable ware. Chinaware is available at $3.00 per setting.  
Table cloths and table skirting provided at an additional charge.    
We will be happy to help coordinate your upcoming event!     

Contact Information

Angie Martinez
School Nutrition Director

Lisa Coyle
Assistant Director

Carla Hayes

Margaret Rivera

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