Child Nutrition Program

Child Nutrition Program

Students at Southwest Schools are served a wide variety of meals that are delicious and nutritionally sound. Meals are analyzed for nutritional content and meet the RDA (recommended daily amount) for each age/grade level. The Southwest Child Nutrition Program is self-supported by the money from meal services. In addition, Southwest Schools receives reimbursement from the federally funded National School Breakfast and National School Lunch programs and commodities from the United States Department of Agriculture. To learn more about the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs click here.


Southwest Schools Vended Lunch RFP


School Health Advisory Council/Local Wellness Committee

Meeting Notice:  November 2, 2016
Time:  9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Place:  Southwest Schools’ Central Office
3333 Bering Drive, Houston, Texas
Meeting Agenda:  November 2, 2016 (download)
Meeting Minutes: (download)
Sheet: download

Cost of Meals for Students
Breakfast – Free to all students
Lunch – $2.60 |  Reduced Lunch – $0.40


Cash can be paid to the campus receptionist either before or after the meal service. Southwest Schools prefers families pre-pay for meals (pay in advance) whenever possible. Check or money orders can be made out to “Southwest Schools” and the check should list the child’s name in the check “memo line”.

Free & Reduced Lunch Application


School Health Advisory Council/Local Wellness Committee Members

Albert Fernandez – Southwest Middle School Principal
Ralph Butler – Southwest High School Principal
Josefa Olivares – Southwest Schools Mangum Elementary Principal
Tomeka Davis – Southwest Schools Bissonnet Elementary CNP Coordinator
Grace Marshall – Phoenix School Co-Principal
Marian Kennedy – Phoenix School Co-Principal
Charlotte Mitchell – District Coordinator of School Health Screening
Sandra Martinez – District Child Nutrition Coordinator
Brenda Arteaga – Superintendent, Southwest Schools
Pamela Hensley – Southwest Schools Student Support Services LSSP
Paul Kandola – Director, Special Education
Marcus Brewer – Southwest Schools Director of Community Relations
Rose Norman – Assistant Superintendent for Accountability and Operations, Southwest Schools
Christina Desormeaux – UT Health School of Nursing-Community Stakeholder
Onoriode Akere – UT Health School of Nursing – Community Stakeholder
Melinda Flannery – Parent

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