Child Nutrition Mission

It is the mission of the Shepherd Independent School District Child Nutrition Department to nutritionally nurture the process of empowering and educating all students for success in our society. We strive to achieve this mission by providing nutritionally sound meal choices, attractively served in a pleasant environment by professionally trained staff members.

We Feed Kids



Shepherd Independent School District will continue its policy to operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2023-2024 school year. This means that all Shepherd ISD Schools serve breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge without the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price, and paid student meals. This new approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals.

Shepherd Independent School District will provide reasonable meal accommodations for reimbursable meals at no charge when (1) a student’s disability restricts his/her diet and (2) the disability is supported by a medical statement signed by a medical authority that is licensed by the State to write medical prescriptions or meal accommodation requirement in a student’s individualized education program (IEP) as authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Action (IDEA) or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 (Section 504)
In cases where a meal accommodation is requested by a parent or guardian and when the
student does not have a medical disability or an IEP requirement, the SNP may provide the
accommodation as long as the accommodation does not prevent the student from being served a
reimbursable meal, snack, or an a la carte choice. The SNP is not required to provide meal
accommodations when requested by a parent or guardian when the parent or guardian does not
have a medical statement or an IEP required meal accommodation. However, the SNP is
encouraged to work with families to make reasonable accommodations for students with special
dietary needs
Non-discrimination statement:

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. Email: [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.