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.

SchoolCafe (visit site)

Southwest Schools is pleased to offer SchoolCafé, a safe and secure way for parents to make online payments to their children’s cafeteria accounts, along with the ability for parents and students to view and interact with school cafeteria menus.

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

Jorge Martin – Discovery Middle School / Empowerment High School Principal
Josefa Olivares – Chief Operations, Accountability, & Compliance Officer
Tomeka Davis – Bissonnet Elementary CNP Coordinator
Marian Kennedy – Phoenix School Co-Principal
Charlotte Mitchell – District Coordinator of School Health Screening
Sandra Martinez – District Child Nutrition Coordinator
Pamela Hensley – Student Support Services LSSP
Rose Norman – Chief Research & Grants Officer
Christina Desormeaux – UT Health School of Nursing-Community Stakeholder
Onoriode Akere – UT Health School of Nursing – Community Stakeholder
Melinda Flannery – Parent

English-Spanish Nondiscrimination Statement