Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
Common food allergens found in foods served on Katy ISD menus are identified on the attached chart. Charts are updated periodically as new information is received. Product reformulation may occur at any time and may not be known by the Nutrition and Food Services Department. In addition, substitute products may be delivered due to product availability. The Nutrition and Food Services Department cannot be responsible for insuring that a child’s menu selections are free from allergens. Visit the department's Allergen Information page for information regarding student food allergies. Please also click our Allergen Information List for more vital information below.
Important Changes (Please Read):
Smart Snacks in Schools Standards
Beginning July 1st, 2014 as set forth by The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, new nutrition standards will go into effect for all foods and beverages sold to students on campus during the school day (school day is defined as midnight before to 30 minutes after the end of the instructional day). As a result, students should expect to see changes in the a la carte offerings available in the cafeteria. Such changes include:
- A la carte entrees that are limited to 350 calories and 480mg of sodium per serving
- Snack items (chips, frozen desserts, cookies, etc.) that are limited to less than 200 calories and 230mg of sodium
- Limits on amount of sugar, total fat, saturated fat, and trans fat
- Beverages at elementary and junior high schools are limited to water, milk, and 100% juice only with specific allowed portion sizes
- High school beverages will be limited to water, milk, 100% juice and low calorie varieties with specific allowed portion sizes
To check if a food or beverage item meets the new Smart Snacks in Schools Standards, the Smart Snacks Calculator can be found at Smart Snacks Alliance Product Calculator.
For more information and a full list of Smart Snack rules:
Starting in the 2014-2015 school year, all students are required to take a 1/2 cup of fruit at breakfast with two other meal items to receive the meal price.
If the student does not take at least ½ cup of the fruit with two other meal items they will be charged higher a la carte prices.
In August 2012, as required under the United States Department of Agriculture Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010:
Elementary students that eat in the cafeteria must take at least ½ cup of fruit and/or vegetable with two other meal components to pay the meal price.
Secondary students that eat in the cafeteria must take at least ½ cup of fruit and/or vegetable with two other meal components to pay the meal price.
If the student does not take at least ½ cup of the fruit and/or vegetable with two other meal components they will be charged higher a la carte prices. Food components include: meat, bread/grain, fruit, vegetable and milk.
For more information regarding the USDA changes. Please visit the Texas Department Of Agriculture Child Nutrition portal by clicking SquareMeals.org or by visiting the United States Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition portal.