Welcome to NISD Child Nutrition!

Serving NISD Students Nutritious Meals is our #1 Priority. Child Nutrition Services believes proper nutrition is important for student wellness and academic success. Please come join us for breakfast and lunch and see our new dining experience at the Northside Eats Café!

Our Promise:

Customers First, Integrity, Equality,
Collaboration, Accountability & Having Fun!

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2023-24 Meal Service

NISD Child Nutrition welcomes families to the 2023-2024 school year!  View the SY2023-24 Meal Service FAQ’s for more information.

*NEW - NISD Child Nutrition is launching SchoolCafé...Connecting Families to School Nutrition!

  A single location for all your cafeteria needs.  Click the icon below to get started!


In SchoolCafé you can view the new online interactive menu that allows parents, students and staff to view and interact with school cafeteria menus, view nutritional analysis, ingredient and allergen information. 

Watch the SchoolCafé Menus Walkthrough video here.

Online Payments

SchoolCafé is a safe and secure way for parents to make online payments, manage balances, set low balance alerts and view their children’s purchase history.  Click on this Quick Step Guide to learn how to set up a student account and make online payments. 

Watch the SchoolCafé Payments Walkthrough video here.

Free & Reduced-Price Meal Applications

Your child(ren) may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Households interested in the meal program must apply for the program every school year.  For more information view the Program Benefit Information and the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) page for a list of CEP schools. 

Watch the SchoolCafé Eligibility Walkthrough video here.


View the SchoolCafé FAQ’s for additional information.

We Are Hiring!
Estamos Contratando

If you want to make a difference in a child’s life, come work with Child Nutrition, We do great things!

Lisa Ortiz

“I love being able to bring a smile to my students’ faces when they come through the line.  I love being part of a team with one goal which is to provide our students with balanced meals.”

- Lisa Ortiz

“My own children inspire me to do what I love in the cafeteria each day.  They remind me that all our customers deserve the best.  I try to make each child’s day.”

Jennifer Cervantes

Jennifer Cervantes
Dolores Rodriguez

“Me da mas fortuleza de lo que estoy haciendo.  Estoy haciendo bien. Estoy orgullosa de mi misma.”

- Dolores Rodriguez

Child Nutrition
Above and Beyond Nomination

The NISD Child Nutrition Above and Beyond program is a way for you to recognize any Child Nutrition employee who goes above and beyond what is expected.

Sample Award Criteria:

  • Demonstrated commitment to providing nutritious, high-quality, and appealing meals as a top priority for students and staff.
  • Successfully submitted a recipe to CN district staff, gaining approval and inclusion on the menu.
  • Implemented improvements in kitchen processes, leading to increased safety and reduced mishaps.
  • Fostered a culture of teamwork and strong working relationships within the cafeteria, school, and/or district.
Special Dietary Needs

Special dietary accommodations may be made for students who have official documentation signed by a medical authority.

◿  Special Diet Information

◿  View Health Forms

NISD Child Nutrition Contacts

Child Nutrition Main Office
Office phone:  210-397-4501

Free & Reduced Office
Office phone:  210-397-4517

Child Nutrition Warehouses
Mainland Warehouse: 7520 Mainland Dr., 78250
Northwest Warehouse:  5903 Northwest Parkway, 78249 

Interested in doing business with NISD?  Visit Purchasing.

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:, 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:

1. mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2. fax:

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Any person wishing to file a complaint based on alleged discrimination may do so in writing, electronically or verbally to the CN department. CN staff will accept the complaint who will in turn forward it to their immediate supervisor. The supervisor will forward it to the CN director. The director will forward the complaint to Texas Department of Agriculture


May file directly at Texas Department of Agriculture online site:


May file directly with the United States Department of Agriculture.


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