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Child Nutrition Services

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Tired of preparing meals at home?

Order FREE breakfast & lunch meals for the day or for the week online at for all your children ages 18 & younger!

Need help placing an order? Follow these instructions (Spanish).
Pick-Up Locations: Any Middle School in Leander ISD
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Service Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Refund Request

Are you a student of Leander ISD and wanting to request a refund? Click here (opens in a new window) , complete the form, and email to
*Please note refund checks may take up to two weeks (from the time we receive your request) to receive in the mail.

"Creating a healthy and nutritious environment that
promotes learning and wellness."

Thanks to a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Leander ISD Child Nutrition Services will begin offering free breakfast and lunch to all students, both virtual and in-person, as well as community members ages 18 and younger, beginning Monday, Nov. 2.

All free meals ordered in-person or online will include the same components: one entrée, one choice of milk, and the students choice of fruit and vegetables at both breakfast and lunch items. Items not included in the free benefits include second meals, additional entrees and milk, and an a la carte snack items. Menus, service standards, and a la carte items will stay the same.

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Have you heard the awesome news!? LEEF has paid off all negative meal balances for the district! LEEF's contribution of more than $11,224 benefits 1,579 children and allows the district to no longer send negative meals balance notification to families. 

Though Child Nutrition Services (CNS) would normally take donations to go towards negative meal balances for the district in a typical school year, CNS is no longer needing donations at this time. 

Make a Donation Towards Negative Meal Balances

Want to find another way to help students of the district? You can make a donation to the Leander Educational Excellence Foundation (LEEF) here at:


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Leander ISD school menus, along with complete nutrition information, are available through Nutrislice


Download the Nutrislice App: iPhone | Android


Meal Prices

Meal Prices

Elementary Secondary A La Carte Pricing
Student Breakfast: $1.50 
Student Lunch: $2.90 
Guest Breakfast: $2.50
Guest Lunch: $4.00
Student Breakfast: $1.75 
Student Lunch: $3.15 
Guest Breakfast: $2.50
Guest Lunch: $4.25 
Middle School
High School 

Low-Cost Meals

For the 2020-2021 School Year:

As Leander ISD Child Nutrition Services has transitioned to free breakfast and lunch meals to all students for the 20/21 school year, low-cost meals are no longer being served at this time. 

Prior to the transition to this new meal program, Leander ISD Child Nutrition Services provided low-cost meals. Leander ISD understands situations may arise that prevent students from having available funds to purchase a meal. Because of this, the district allowed a grace period so that students could continue to enjoy a hot meal until funds could be deposited. This grace period was the equivalent of the cost of five lunch meals, or $15 for elementary students and $16 for middle and high school students.

Once a student had reached the negative balance of either $15 for elementary students or $16 for middle and high school students, the district would provide a low-cost meal to the student until funds were replenished.

What is a low cost meal?

A low-cost meal includes a pre-determined entrée. Low-cost meal entrees generally rotate monthly and may include items such as a sun butter and jelly or cheese sandwich, which will also be included on the menu as a choice for all students. The student would then choose their side items from a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as a white or chocolate milk.

While there will be no charge to the student for a low-cost meal, Leander ISD will cover the costs associated with each meal through the general fund at the end of each school year. In order to keep costs down, LISD asks that families do their best to either deposit funds into their student’s meal account as quickly as possible, or provide their child with a sack lunch when possible.

If there is a financial need, please consider applying for the free or reduced price meal program by visiting the MealTime website, downloading a paper application under Forms and Applications below, or picking up a paper application at any campus or the Child Nutrition Services office.

If you have any questions regarding Child Nutrition Services, the low-cost meal, or the free or reduced price meal program, please call 512-570-0670, or reach out via Let’s Talk!

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make payments to your student's account through My MealTime.

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Forms and Applications

Free and Reduced Meals

LISD provides free and reduced-price meals for children approved for the National School Lunch Program. To apply for this program, submit an application online, or download, print and submit one of these forms:
2020-21 Free and Reduced Meal Application: English Spanish
Letter to Households: English Spanish
Free and Reduced Meal Application Directions: English Spanish

Snack Limits

There are several snack items students may purchase that are not part of the breakfast/lunch meal and have extra associated costs. These items range in price from $.50 to $3.00. If you would like to limit the amount your child is able to spend out of their account, please use one of these forms:
Snack Limit Form: Elementary | Middle

Special Dietary Needs

If your child has special dietary needs, changes can be made to your child’s school breakfast and/or lunch at no extra charge, with the proper documentation from a physician. If your child has special dietary needs, please use this for:
Special Dietary Needs Form: English | Spanish


The Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program at LISD elementary and middle schools promotes the maintenance of heart- healthy behaviors in children and adolescents. The four component areas of the CATCH program are:

  • School Nutrition
  • Classroom Health
  • Physical Education
  • Family Health

Wellness Policy SY 18-19 | Local Wellness Policy Assessment

More information about the CATCH program.

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