The National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Lewisville ISD for the 2023-2024 school year is part of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), which is a federally assisted meal program operating in public schools. It provides nutritionally balanced breakfasts and lunches for children each school day. NSLP institutions must serve breakfasts and lunches that meet federal meal pattern requirements. Nutritionally compliant snacks may also be served to children who participate in an approved afterschool program, including an educational or enrichment activity.
For more information on NSLP please visit www.squaremeals.org and type "National School Lunch Program" in the search bar.
Returning to Student Meal Rates
The NSLP program no longer has waivers in place to offer free meals to all students during the 2023-2024 school year. Students who are eligible can still receive free and reduced-priced meals if they are eligible. In order to qualify, families must complete the 2023-2024 household application. To find more information on how to apply, please click the "Free and Reduced" tab in the side menu.
- Elementary Paid Breakfasts: $1.35
- Elementary Reduced Breakfasts: FREE!
- Secondary Paid Breakfasts: $1.35
- Secondary Reduced Breakfasts: FREE!
- Visitor/ Adult Breakfast: $2.55
- Elementary Paid Lunches: $2.85
- Elementary Reduced Lunches: $0.40
- Secondary Paid Lunches: $3.10
- Secondary Reduced Lunches: $0.40
- Visitor/ Adult Lunch: $4.20
What Makes a Complete Breakfast?
Students are offered 4 meal components:
1. Fruit or 100% Fruit Juice
3. Meat/Meat Alternate
Students must take at least 3 of the 4 meal components and one of those must be a fruit or 100% fruit juice.
Similar to lunch, most of the entrees comprise the meat/meat alternate and grain components (i.e. Egg & Sausage Breakfast Taco) or are menued with a grain component (i.e. Cheesy Scrambled Eggs with Whole Grain Toast).
What Makes a Complete Lunch?
Students are offered 5 meal components:
4. Meat/Meat Alternate
Students must take at least 3 of the 5 components offered and one of those must be a fruit or vegetable.
Most entrees on the menu comprise the grain and meat/meat alternate components (i.e. Hamburger) or are menued with a grain component (i.e. Chicken Caesar Salad with Whole Grain Roll).
Smart Snacks in Schools
Lewisville ISD follows Smart Snacks in Schools regulations for all a la carte food and drink items sold during the school day. These are national nutrition guidelines that are not already covered by the school breakfast and lunch (SSO) program. These science-based nutrition standards encourage children to make healthier snack choices and apply to all foods sold a la carte in the cafeteria, in school stores, snack bars, and vending machines.
For food items, Smart Snack guidelines require the item to:
- Be a whole grain-rich product; and/or
- Have the first ingredient be a fruit, vegetable, low-fat dairy or protein food
- Be a combination food that contains at least a ¼ cup of fruit and/or vegetable
- Contain 10% of the Daily Value for calcium, potassium, vitamin D, or dietary fiber
- Meet strict calorie, sodium, fat and sugar limits
For beverage items, Smart Snack guidelines require the item to:
- Be unflavored or flavored fat-free or low-fat milk and milk alternatives
- Be 100% fruit or vegetable juice
High schools may sell additional “no calorie” or “lower calorie” beverage options, including caffeinated beverages with strict calorie limits.
For additional Smart Snack information click the following PDF link: Smart Snack Handbook.
Click the following link for a infographic displaying the health benefits of Smart Snack guidelines: Smart Snack Infographic
2023-2024 A La Carte Menus