Child Nutrition

The department is dedicated to providing quality nutritious food to the students while offering nutritional services to the students, staff and community.  The Child Nutrition Department is dedicated to enhance academic excellence by providing quality nutritional services to our students and staff while achieving sustainable economic stability.

New Federal Nutrition Standards for Public Schools

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has established new and improved nutrition standards for school lunches as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act signed into law in 2010. These new standards mark the first major change to school meals in more than 15 years.  Fort Bend ISD’s Child Nutrition Services Department has made changes to its menus and its preparation techniques to comply with the new standards.

Fort Bend ISD implemented these changes in the 2012-2013 school year, a year ahead of when the regulations were mandated to go into effect. Child Nutrition will offer additional whole grain products and will increase the number of servings of fruits and vegetables.

Other new components to FBISD’s meal program, include:

  • students must choose a minimum of ½  cup of a vegetable or fruit each day
  • wider variety of vegetables are now being offered
  • all grains are now whole-grain, 51% or higher
  • milk options will be 1% or fat-free
  • juice (4%) will no longer be an option at lunch
  • calories, sodium and saturated fats are now required to be within a certain range in food items sold or served

More information about child nutrition can be found in Nutrition News.

Texas Administrative Code

The United States Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture mandates the nutrient content of the food items served or sold to students during the school day.  The Texas Department of Agriculture regulations are contained in the Texas Administrative Code effective February 26, 2009.

Birthday Parties cannot be held in the cafeteria or commons during meal periods.

Vending Machines at High School campuses are set to “off” during meal periods while Middle Schools must be set to “off” 30 minutes prior to 30 minutes after meal periods, breakfast and lunch.


Non-program Food Sales shall follow grade specific guidelines mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture. New guidelines will be effective July 1, 2014, as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act signed into law in 2010.

The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, Public Law 111-296

There were no meal price increases for the current school year; however the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, Public Law 111-296 does mandate meal pricing nationwide.  For more information about this law please visit the Food and Nutrition Service division of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Three Steps for Healthy Kids

  1. Eat a balanced diet
  2. Eat a balanced diet
  3. Eat a balanced diet

Online Meal Payments

Lunch & Breakfast Menus

Contact Us

Child Nutrition Department
555 Julie Rivers Drive
Sugar Land, Texas 77478
Phone:(281) 634 – 1855
Fax:    (281) 634 – 1862

E-mail: smartmeals@fortbendisd.com    

Driving Instructions

From Highway 90 turn and go north over the railroad tracks onto Dairy Ashford.  Turn left at the first street Julie Rivers Drive.  Go down to the first stop sign and turn left into the Sugar Land Business Park.  Drive straight back toward the railroad tracks turning right into the last parking area.  The building will be on the right, Fort Bend ISD Distribution Center and the Child Nutrition Department is on the first floor room 108 behind the Print Shop.

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