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Mission
It is the mission of the Tomball Independent School District Child Nutrition Department to nutritionally nurture the process of producing lifelong learners who successfully compete in a changing global society. We strive to achieve this mission by providing nutritionally sound meal choices, attractively served in a pleasant environment by professionally trained staff members.
Important Information
 
For School Year 2021-2022, TISD will offer meals every school day to all students at no cost.
 

Dear Parents,

Thank you for choosing Tomball ISD Child Nutrition Department to provide nutritious meals for your child. We consider it an honor to serve our students every day and play an active role in their daily nutrition.  

Tomball ISD is offering free meals by operating a special meal program for this year only through USDA. To utilize this free meal benefit, students must select a minimum of 3 of the 5 meal components, one being a fruit or vegetable. If a student picks up too few items, not choosing to make a meal, the items must be charged ala carte prices because the minimum requirement to utilize the free benefit was not met.  This same requirement is applied to our normal year service when students pay according to their meal status, free, reduced-price, or paid. Most of the students who regularly eat with us know this requirement, but it can be tricky to understand if someone is new to eating in the cafeteria.  Please email or call any of our staff, myself included, if you have questions regarding the free meal benefit.


A Free/Reduced Priced Meal Application is not necessary for the 2021-2022 school year, but qualifying families may already apply to be eligible for the first 30 days of school in 2022-2023.  Please view the More Than a Meal Application flyer to see the bonus benefits to qualifying for the first 30 days of School Year 2022-2023. Apply today through schoolcafe.com .  If you recently received a notification letter that a child is Directly Certified for free or reduced-price meals, please do not complete an application.  The Directly Certified students already qualify for free meals during the first 30 days of 2022-2023 and bonus benefits in the More Than a Meal Application flyer.  


Tomball ISD will offer a la carte choices to purchase. Money may be deposited into student accounts with cash, check, or online at www.schoolcafe.com. Advanced payment is not necessary. Ala Carte choices are not available for charging.  Contact either your school cafeteria manager or the Child Nutrition Department for information or questions regarding the above payment procedures.  Each TISD student is provided a student ID number and badge when enrolled in the district. This number also serves as their meal account number. Students are required to use their ID number/badge for every cafeteria transaction. By using their student number/badge, our system will capture all the account’s activity, allowing parents to view the items purchased. We look forward to serving your students during the 2021-2022 school year. If you have any questions, concerns or comments please feel free to call our office and discuss them with our department.


Respectfully,

Whitney Johnson
Director of Child Nutrition

 

1110 Baker Dr.Tomball, TX 77375281-357-3170 ext. 6217
Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:  http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;

(2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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