This Fall, 'Back to School' Will Also Mean 'Back to Student Meal Rates' for Nutritious School Meals
Parents must submit an application to be eligible to receive free or reduced-price school meals
Households that do not meet program eligibility requirements must pay for meals
In the 2022-2023 school year, schools are required to return to charging for school meals on the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) based on program eligibility.
All income eligible families should complete these steps:
- As soon as possible, complete the NSLP Application for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals
- Contact your district for where to access an application
- Return the form to the school office or submit online if available electronically
- Watch for notification of eligibility in the mail or in an email
- Familiarize yourself with how your school accepts payment in the cafeteria for meals and a la carte items
- Ask questions! Contact your district with any questions, your school nutrition department is excited to serve you and your student(s).
Why aren't meals free to all students at my campus?
During the pandemic, schools were able to offer no cost meals to all students due to temporary program flexibilities provided by the federal government. These flexibilities have expired, and the U.S. Congress did not provide funding in this year’s budget to allow schools to serve free meals to all students in the 2022-2023 school year.
Your school nutrition team looks forward to serving healthy, balanced meals to every student in the new school year.
These meals offer a good source of nutrition for children.
Why are meals free to all at other campuses?
Certain campuses are eligible to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The CEP is a federally funded option that allows all students to eat breakfast and lunch during the school day for free.
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Student Nutrition Department is proud to provide students healthy and delicious meals to promote student achievement. The management team serving our customers has successfully completed state and nationally recognized certification classes in food safety, food systems management and nutrition.
The Student Nutrition Department has approximately 240 employees working in 35 cafeterias, which serve just under one million breakfasts and over three million lunches to our students each year.
Nutri-Café is our new online cafeteria menu that gives students and parents TWO NEW WAYS to check out CFBISD menus and to help teach children how to build a well-balanced, healthy meal with the daily menu offerings! Help your students make healthy meal choices by using this interactive tool to get students excited about nutrition!
Download NutriCafe to find your school’s current menu offerings!
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Student Nutrition Dept.
1505 Randolph St. Carrollton, TX 75006
Hours of Operation: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM