Bowie Independent School District

Food Menu Information

BOWIE ISD - CHILD NUTRITION 
 
 
All of Bowie ISD Campuses are 
USDA HealthierUS School Challenge - Smarter Lunchroom BRONZE AWARD RECIPIENTS
 
This is a very distinguished award, as only 3,010 schools have received the BRONZE AWARD out of
98,817 schools in the United States.  In the State of Texas, only 487 schools
out of 9,317 schools have received this award. 
 
 
All of Bowie ISD Campuses are enrolled in the
NFL Fuel Up to Play60 Program
 
Please click on the tabs to the right to learn more   
 
 
 
Lunch Money Now - Add money into your child's account online through "Lunch Money Now". 
Just click on the link above.  You can also review your child's account to see what they have been purchasing.
 
BREAKFAST = Universal Free for Students, and $2.95 Adult/Visitor     
LUNCH = $2.75 Paid Student, $ .40 Reduced Student, and $3.95 Adult/Visitor
 
Meal Payments can be made several ways by students or parents.  Payments can be made in advance in a designated area away from the cafeteria serving line on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.  Meals or food may be charged & billed to the household (Up to 10 Days), and payments mailed in or delivered.  Payments may also be made electronically (i.e. online), or by paying cash at the Point-of-Service.
 
 
(New) MEAL APP NOW - Complete Meal Application Online
 
Fill out your meal application online now through "Meal App Now".  
Click on the "Breakfast & Lunch Links" link on the districts main page in the "NEWS' section.  
Then click on the "Meal App Now" link, and it will take you to the online application.
 
Starting school year 2016-2017, all applications should be completed online
 
 
Child Nutrition Mission Statement
 
Our goal in the BOWIE ISD Child Nutrition Department is to continually improve our program year after year.  In order for us to accomplish this goal, we have to receive enough reimbursement dollars from the Federal Government to break-even our CN program financially.  This means we have to keep student meal participation as high as possible, because the government reimburses the district for each meal served.  We offer our kids the most popular entrees choices to keep the vast majority of students interested in eating within the school cafeterias.  As everyone's taste buds are unique, we can not please everyone's taste.  However, our CN Staff does an excellent job of keeping meal participation up each year while still meeting the federal government nutritional requirements!
 
Popular Main Entrees
 
All of our lunch entrees are made with either Whole Grain (WG), Beef, Chicken, or Turkey Products.  Furthermore, we have made the attempt for all items to be Low Sodium.  These products are formulated specifically for the K-12 Educational Industry.  They are not the same type items that you purchase in you local grocery store, even though the product names may sound familiar.
 
WG Beef & Bean Burrito    WG Chicken Fried Steak       WG Corndog                         WG Hot Dog
WG Beef Tacos                  WG Chicken Nuggets            WG Frito Chili Pie                 WG Pizza
WG Cheeseburger             WG Chicken Quesadillas       WG G. Chicken Sandwich    WG Popcorn Chicken
WG Chicken Fajitas            WG Chicken Tenders            WG Hamburger                     WG Steak Fingers
 
                                       Daily Salads & Sack Lunches Also Available
 
Healthy "Dessert" Option
 
Bowie ISD offers our students a healthy 100% Fruit Juice Slushy as their "dessert" option daily.  It is one of our most popular menu items, and students really enjoy them.  Bowie ISD feels that this is a better option than the traditional cakes, cookies, puddings, pies, etc. options.  Our 100% Fruit Juice Slushy gives students a 1/2 Cup serving of Fruit, and meets USDA Nutritional Guidelines.
 
 
 
Smart Snacks (A la Carte Program) 
 
All of our Smart Snack items are made with either Whole Grain (WG), Fruit Juice, or Dairy Products.
 
(USDA "Smart Snack Calculator" Compliant)
 
Elementary & Intermediate Schools
 
Otis Spunkmeyer - "Whole Grain" Chocolate Chip Cookies
Blue Bell - "Fruit Juice & Dairy" Ice Cream Bars
 
Jr. High & High Schools
 
Los Cabos - WG Bean & Cheese Burrito           Schwan's - WG Pork & Vegetable Egg Roll
Advance - WG Classic Hamburger                     Tony's - WG Sausage Pizza
Pizza Hut - WG Cheese Pizza                            Trident - WG Fish "Stick" Strips
 
WG Choc. Caramel Chex Mix                            Gatorade G2 Drinks
WG Chocolate Chip Cookies                              WG Hot & Spicy Chex Mix
WG Chocolate Chip Muffin                                 WG Nacho Cheese Doritos
WG Cinn. Toast Crunch Cereal Bar                   WG Scooby Doo Bone Crackers
WG Cocoa Puffs Cereal Bar                               WG Scooby Do Fruit Juice Snack
WG Cool Ranch Doritos                                     Fruit Juice & Ice Cream Bars
WG Flamin' Hot Cheetos                                    Fruit Juice Slushies
Fruit by the Foot                                                  WG Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos
WG Fruity Cheerios Cereal Bar                          WG Trix Cereal Bar
 
 
Child Nutrition Accomplishments
 
Definition of Accomplishment - An act or instance of carrying into effect; fulfillment; something done admirably or creditably.
 
2008 - 2009                                                                   2009 - 2010
 
1. Achieved Break-Even Budget for the first time.        1. Achieved Break-Even Budget for second year in
2. Maintained 2007 meal prices. No Price                           a row.
    Increases.                                                                 2. Received Perfect score on all health inspections
3. Received Perfect score on all health inspections.           for second year in a row.
4. Implemented "No Child Goes Hungry" program       3. Implemented "Free Breakfast" for all students.
    for students to receive "Free Meal" if no money       4. Passed Texas Dept. of Agriculture (TDA)
    is in their account.                                                        Administrative Review Audit w/Zero Findings.
5. Refreshed the Elementary Cafeteria appearance.   5. Increased Portion Sizes on side dishes from
6. Completed High School Cafeteria project.                   1/4 Cup to a 1/2 Cup.
7. Purchased 250 New Chairs for High School            6. Implemented "Free Coffee & Tea" benefit for
    cafeteria.                                                                       all faculty.
8. Purchased 3 New Lunch Tables "w/district              7. Rewarded 3 excellent food service workers with
    logo" for Elementary & Jr. High teachers.                    Promotions to Cafeteria Managers.
9. Purchased New Black Serving Pans & Trays          8. Refreshed Intermediate & Jr. High Cafeteria
    at all campuses to highlight food colors.                      appearance.
                                                                                     9. Purchased 200 New Chairs for Intermediate
                                                                                         cafeteria.
                                                                                    10.Purchased 3 New Gravity Food Warmers for
                                                                                         high school cafeteria. 
 
2010 - 2011                                                                  2011 - 2012
 
1.  Achieved Break-Even Budget for third year in        1.  Achieved Break-Even Budget for fourth year in
     a row.                                                                           a row.
2.  Received Perfect score on all health inspections    2.  Installed new "Point-of-Sale" sale system
     for third year in a row.                                                  throughout all district cafeterias.
3.  Increased Portion Sizes on entrees for Jr. High      3.  Received Perfect score on all health inspections
     and High School.                                                          for fourth year in a row.
4.  Added "Fresh Fruit" to menu every other day.         4.  Implemented Traditional Food-Based Meal
5.  Maintained 2009 meal prices. No Price                        Planning system meeting new USDA
     Increases.                                                                     requirements.
                                                                                      5.  Maintained 2009 meal prices. No Price
                                                                                          Increases.
  
2012 - 2013                                                                       2013 - 2014
 
1.  Achieved Break-Even Budget for fifth year in a row.   1.  Achieved Break-Even Budget for sixth year in
2.  Implemented New USDA "Vegetable" Requirements.      a row.
3.  Maintained 2009 meal prices. No Price                       2.  Received Perfect scores on all health              
     Increases.                                                                         inspections.
4.  Rewarded 1 excellent food service worker with           3.  Purchased New "Bose" Surround Sound
     Promotion to Cafeteria Manager.                                      Speaker System for HS Cafeteria & Stage.
5.  Received Perfect scores on 7 of 8 health inspections  4.  Purchased New "Trash Cans" for HS Cafe.
     for fifth year in a row.                                                    5.  Purchased New "Ice Cream" Vending 
6.  Purchased 250 New Chairs for High School                     Machines for all Campus Cafeterias.
     Cafeteria.                                                                      6.  Purchased New "Snack" Vending Machines     
7.  Purchased 10 New Folding Tables for High                      for Jr. High and High School Cafeterias.
     School Cafeteria.                                                          7.  Purchased New "Jackrabbit" Logo Rubber     
                                                                                                Mats for all Campus Cafeterias.
                                                                                              
2014 - 2015
 
1.  Received Perfect scores on 7 of 8 health inspections
     for seventh year in a row. 
2.  Purchased New "Freezer" for Intermediate Cafeteria.
3.  Purchased New "Ice Cream Freezers" for Elementary
     and Intermediate Cafeterias.
4.  Added "Fresh Fruit" to Breakfast & Lunch Menu
     daily.
5.  Refreshed the High School Cafeteria appearance.
 
Child Nutrition Leadership Committee
 
Wayne Walker        - Director of Child Nutrition
Lita Ogg                  - High School Manager
Michelle Clark         - Jr. High Manager / Child Nutrition Supervisor
Jolene Fugitt           - Intermediate Manager
Norma Pemberton  - Elementary Manager

 

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