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Welcome to LJISD Child Nutrition Services!

La Joya Independent School District

La Joya, Texas - November 23, 2020
CNS Community Meals MENU
Free Meals Open to all children, ages 1-18 years old 

Distribution Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm or until supplies last

5,100 Community Meals

***Served on first come, first basis. Meal sites will close once all food is distributed.

  1. La Joya HS                          500 Meal bags available
  2. JL HS                                  700 Meal bags available
  3. PHS                                    600 Meal bags available
  4. JDMS                                  700 Meal bags available
  5. JFK                                     300 Meal bags available
  6. Flores                                 350 Meal bags available
  7. Benavides                           250 Meal bags available
  8. Escandon                            600 Meal bags available
  9. Fordyce                               300 Meal bags available
  10. Clinton                                600 Meal bags available
  11. C. Peña                               200 Meal bags available

Friendly reminder:


Proof of Children must be shown, if children are not present at the time of pick up.

 Present one of the following items:

District Meal Card

Birth Certificate


Report Card/ Progress Report

School Letter/ e-mail

Class Schedule

Attendance Record

La Joya Child Nutrition Services Validation Card

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Storage and Heating Instructions


La Joya, Texas - Beginning October, 2020
Free Meals Open to all children,
ages 1-18 years old

  • 29 La Joya ISD Pick-up Locations and 27 Mobile Locations will offer a free DAILY HOT breakfast and lunch meal to all La Joya ISD Community. Monday through Friday from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.
    On Fridays, children will receive breakfast & lunch for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Proof of Children must be shown, if children are not present at the time of pick up.
    Present one of the following items:
    • District Meal Card
    • Birth Certificate
    • Report Card/ Progress Report
    • School Letter/ e-mail
    • Class Schedule
    • Attendance Record

Comida Gratis Disponible para todos los niños,
de 1-18 años

  • 29 La Joya ISD Cafeterias y 27 Areas Mobil ofrecerán un desayuno y una comida gratis diariamente para toda la comunidad de La Joya ISD. Lunes a Viernes de 10:30 am a 1:30 pm.
    Los Viernes, niños recibiran desayuno y comida para el Viernes, Sabado y Domigo.Si los niños no estan presentes en el vehiculo, se debe mostrar prueba de niños.

  • Favor de presentar uno de los sigientes comprovantes:
    • Numero de identificacion / District Meal Card
    • Certificado de Nacimiento
    • Reporte de Calificaciones
    • Carta / Correo electronico de la escuela
    • Horario de clases
    • Registro de asistencia

Daily Hot Meals starting 10/05/20

Comida caliente Diariamente comenzando 10/05/20


Welcome Back to School Year 2020-2021!!!

La Joya, Texas - Beginning September, 2020. The Child Nutrition Services Department team will be offering CURBSIDE meal services from 2:00 pm -6:00 pm every Monday and Thursday. 

During Monday's Meal distribution, students will receive food for: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
During Thursday's Meal distribution, students will receive food for: Friday and Monday.

Bring Meal Card with Student ID Meal Card Sample

Curbside Meals 2020 Available at all 29 Campuses across La Joya ISD and 9 Buses with 27 Mobile locations. (Due to repairs at Dr. Saenz Middle School, students may pick up meals at Clinton Elementary or at any other campus)

La Joya ISD CNS Curbside & Mobile Locations.pdf Updated 9/21/2020

A breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be offered to all LJISD Students. LJISD Website Media Release 
For updates, visit our website at

Media Release Letter 2020-2021 English / Spanish

Meal Storage and Heating Instructions

CNS Curbside Meal Service Instructions English 

CNS Curbside Meal Service Instructions Spanish 

Dear students: while you enjoy your supper, learn about the importance of Nutrition; visit the CACFP Enrichment Activities!



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Hand Washing (English)


USDA Food & Nutrition Service - Guidance on Human Pandemic Response

Texas Department of Agriculture Updates on COVID-19


January 2020 CNS Department UPDATE:

Beginning January 2020, LJISD CNS department now offers Supper meals to all the La Joya ISD students.  

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides reimbursements for meals served to children and youth participating in afterschool care programs. CACFP contributes to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children and adults in the United States.


Dear La Joya ISD Families,

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The goal of the La Joya ISD Child Nutrition Services is to provide students, faculty and staff with nutritious, appetizing, quality meals that are prepared and served by caring professionals in a pleasant environment.

The Child Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of Food and Nutrition Professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet State and Federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of nutritious and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

La Joya ISD school cafeterias are meeting tough new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Continue to encourage your kids to choose school breakfast and school lunch!

School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on portion size.  School breakfast & school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:

√ Age-appropriate calorie limits
√ Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)
√ A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
√ Fat-free milk (flavored and unflavored milk)
√ More whole grains
√ And less sodium

School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too! La Joya ISD participates under a special Provision, (CEP) Community Eligibility Provision, that allows the District to provide Breakfast and Lunch at no cost to the student.
We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria.  To find out more about La Joya ISD healthy school meals, please browse our website to get the facts about school meals.

"Score big with a healthy Texas lunch"

Media Release for Free and Reduced-Price Meals 2019-2020 English  Español

La Joya ISD Child Nutrition Services Department Video

"La Joya ISD Child Nutrition Services Department Second to None" Article

La Joya ISD Students Attend Food Expo hosted by Region 1 at SPI Article

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