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 East Central ISD Child Nutrition

12271 Donop Road
San Antonio, TX  78223
ph 210-634-6260


         East Central ISD Wellness Policy  


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All students will eat free for the 2021-2022 school year.

ADULT $2.75     $2.75    

                  CEP school prices for Adults and Visitors are breakfast $2.75 and lunch $4.15. 

Breakfast Select 3 or 4 components from choice of Breads, Meat/Meat Alternate, Milk,  Fruit/Vegetable, or Juice.

Lunch Select 3 or 5 components from choice of Breads, Meat/Meat Alternate, Milk,  Fruit/Vegetable, or Juice.




What is the National School Lunch Program?

Generally, public or nonprofit private schools of high school grade or under and public or nonprofit private residential child care institutions may participate in the school lunch program. School districts and independent schools that choose to take part in the lunch program get cash subsidies and donated commodities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for each meal they serve. In return, they must serve lunches that meet Federal requirements, and they must offer free or reduced price lunches to eligible children. School food authorities can also be reimbursed for snacks served to children through age 18 in after school educational or enrichment programs.

How does the National School Lunch Program work?

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in over 101,000 public and non-profit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to more than 30 million children each school day. In 1998, Congress expanded the National School Lunch Program to include reimbursement for snacks served to children in after school educational and enrichment programs to include children through 18 years of age.

The Food and Nutrition Service administers the program at the Federal level. At the State level, the National School Lunch Program is usually administered by State education agencies, which operate the program through agreements with school food authorities.


What are the nutritional requirements for school lunches?

School lunches must meet the applicable recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommend that no more than 30 percent of an individual's calories come from fat, and less than 10 percent from saturated fat. Regulations also establish a standard for school lunches to provide one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances of protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium, and calories.

School lunches must meet Federal nutrition requirements, but decisions about what specific foods to serve and how they are prepared are made by local school food authorities.


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We encourage prepayment to enable quicker service. Prepayments can be made in the cafeteria or online at  Student ID is needed to set up an account. You can call the school, cafeteria, or Child Nutrition office for ECISD student ID. You may also utilize our drop boxes at each campus. In all Elementary and Middle schools, they are located in the front office. At the high school and CAST Lead, they can be found in the cafeteria. Please make sure all mooney dropped in the drop box is placed in an envelope with student name and ID number.
East Central ISD Charge Policy

Students are allowed to charge up to five days worth of meals.  The term "charge" means that your child has made a purchase but does not have enough money to cover the cost of the purchase. He/she has "charged" the sum over his/her balance. Once your student has exceeded their charge limit, a low-cost meal will be provided while payment arrangements are made with the Cafeteria Manager.

The low-cost meal will consist of toast and juice for Breakfast; and a sandwich and juice for lunch. Since this is not a complete meal, the student’s account will only be charged .30 for breakfast; and .40 for lunch. Ala carte items may not be charged, only, meals.

You can view your student's account information and receive email reminders for free using MyPaymentPlus.              or 1-877-237-0946. It is available at all times to make payments using a credit card, debit card, or bank account. Please remember that payments made online may take up to 24 hours to post to your student's account at school. 


Free and Reduced Meal Program

Free and Reduced Meal applications are available at your school office, school cafeteria, or ECISD Central Office.  You may also apply online by clicking here.  If you qualify for Free or Reduced Price lunch, you also qualify for breakfast.

All families on the Free and Reduced Meal Program must submit a new application each school year.  Prior year status approvals for Free and Reduced Meals will expire as soon as the new application is processed or after 30 day grace period, which is October 8.
Purchasing Limits
Please phone your Cafeteria Manager to set or modify limits on your child's lunch account.
We accept checks for the amount of payment only. Refunds greater than $5 must process through CN Office.
Reimbursable Meals
For reimbursable breakfast- select 3 to 4 components: 1 serving of bread, 1 serving fruit or fruit juice and a choice from a variety of milk offered.  For reimbursable lunch- select 3 to 5 components: 1 serving of meat/meat alternate, 1 serving of bread, 1 serving of different vegetables or fruits or both, and a choice from a variety of milk offered.  At least one serving of vegetable or fruit must be selected for a reimbursable lunch.  A-la-carte prices will be charged if less than 3 components or if additional components are selected.  Some menu items may contain more than one meal component.  Second meals do not receive federal assistance and are not priced as a reimbursable meal.  Adults, visitors, and second meals are priced slightly more because federal reimbursement and commodities are not received for these meals.

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (English)

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
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (Spanish)


De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:




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