Child Nutrition

Hardin-Jefferson Child Nutrition

Our new software is up and running!  Click on the Student Accounts subpage to be directed to the School Cafe website.  Here you will need to set up a new account for your students.  It will step by step walk you through the process.  You can add money to your child's account and see what is being purchased.  You can also set up automatic payments monthly.  

School Breakfast Week March 6-10

Participate in School Breakfast Week activities.  Eat breakfast everyday that week and...

Elementary students will automatically be entered to win a raffle giveaway
Middle and High school students will receive punch cards for free food items

Also, we will be sending home activity books for the Elementary students.  Color the first page of the book and bring it back to the cafeteria for us to display your work for all to see.
Below is the link to print the activity book


Improve Your Child's Eating Habits

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has implemented new policies and regulations for school food service. Certain "Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value" (FNMV) and "Competitive Foods" are only allowed during certain times of the day and may not be allowed at all schools.

As part of the states new guidelines, parents are not allowed to bring food for other students' consumption unless it is part of one of the "Nutrition Policy Exemptions" and it must meet Texas Department of Agriculture's guidelines. The new rules impact the kinds of foods allowed and the portion size. Stricter rules have been in place since 2007.

Parents are not restricted in what they send to school for their own child to consume.

This is really the beginning of a major effort to modify childhood obesity. Please be aware that stricter penalties are now in place when school districts violate the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy or allow parents to violate the policy.

For more information on the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy refer to  or call your Food Service Department at 981-6400 ext. 3311 for a complete list of items that are not allowed in schools.