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Welcome to Child Nutrition Services!

Magnolia ISD knows that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!

Congratulations to our HealthierUS Challenge Award Winners!



Magnolia ISD Nutrition Services led by Nutrition Services Director Kimberly Ohlendorf MS, RD and her team of talented nutrition Supervisors and staff members have received numerous Healthier US Challenge awards.

The schools that received the Healthier US Challenge awards are:

Award Winning Schools!

Williams Elementary ... Gold
Bear Branch Elementary-Bronze
Bear Branch 6th Grade-Bronze
Ellisor Elementary- Bronze
J.L. Lyons Elementary.... Silver 
Magnolia Elementary-Silver
Magnolia Parkway Elementary - Bronze

Magnolia 6th Grade- Bronze
Nichols Sawmill Elementary- Bronze 
Magnolia Junior High - Bronze
Bear Branch Junior High - Bronze
Cedric C. Smith Elementary - Bronze
Magnolia High School - Bronze
Magnolia West High School - Bronze

To acknowledge your achievement, each school will receive a HUSSC award plaque, a banner to display, and a small monetary incentive award ($500 for the Bronze award) for meeting HUSSC’s criteria.  Also, the name of this school will be proudly added to the HUSSC awardees list on the Team Nutrition HUSSC website.

These schools are making national news by working to support and improve the health of our children and our community. As part of their effort, healthy items are featured on their menus and physical education and activity emphasized. Their efforts are part of the HealthierUS School Challenge. 

The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary national certification initiative for schools participating in the National School Lunch Program.  It supports the Let’s Move campaign by recognizing schools that are creating healthier school environments through their promotion of good nutrition and physical activity.  Sponsored by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the initiative encourages all schools take a leadership role in helping students make healthy eating and physical activity choices that will last a lifetime. 

These schools have put in the hard work to make changes to their school nutrition environment in order to (1) improve the quality of the foods served, (2) provide students with nutrition education, and (3) provide students with physical education and opportunities for physical activity.


New Guidelines



Our district participates in the National School Lunch Program and offers students nutritionally balanced meals daily. 

Free & reduced-price meals are available based on financial need.  Information about a student’s participation is confidential.


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 affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students. [For more information, see the Wellness Policy section of our website.




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Health Texas Week


Region 6 Awards


Free and Reduced Meal Program

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See the Meal Application section of our website or the cafeteria manager to apply.

  • A meal benefits application must be submitted each school year for those interested in the Free and Reduced Meal Program. Only one application is needed for each household unless the application is for a foster child, run away, homeless or migrant student. 
  • Applications are available at the Food Service Office, located at 319 Sanders St, Magnolia, TX 77355 and at each campus. Food Service Office hours are 7:00am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday. If you have any questions please call 281-252-2231.
  • Students are eligible to receive meal benefits from last year's status only until October 1, 2018. After October 1, students without a processed application on file will no longer be eligible for the Free/Reduced priced meal program and will go to a full paid status.  However, applications are available during the entire 2018-2019 school year.

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National School Breakfast Week was
 March 5th-9th, 2018
Take a peek at all the fun we had celebrating...

Magnolia Schools Celebrate National School Breakfast Week!Click here to view the pictures


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Magnolia Child Nutrition Staff in the Spotlight!




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Check out Magnolia ISD's Local Products- Best of the Bunch Award!

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Smoothie Day at Magnolia!

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Magnolia ISD is Highlighting Vitamins

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Students were offered a handout during lunch. Students who turned in a completed handout received a vitamin enriched drink or smoothie.

Elementary students received a dot to dot of vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K.  Students completed the dot to dot and were given a vitamin enriched juice of their choice.

6th grade students received a word search of vitamin rich foods. Students who turned in the completed word search received a strawberry banana vitamin enriched smoothie.

Junior high students received a crossword puzzle with vitamin rich foods.  Students who turned in the completed word search received a vitamin enriched fruit juice.


Perfect Peach AwardTexas Schools recognized with the Perfect Peach Award

Magnolia ISD is proud to announce that the Texas Department Award has recognized our School Lunch Program with the Perfect Peach Award for serving Local Products with local ingredients in our celebrations of Farm Fresh Fridays. Our goal was to help students learn where food is grown and raised in the Lone Star State and why Texas agriculture matters.


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In the elementary schools students participated by trying a new item each day and identifying which of Texas produce was used to create the menu item. Students then colored the item and placed it on a fence post in the dining area to show that they had participated in the week's festivities. Many of the students were able to identify the farm fresh produce that was used in their menu items. This project allowed for the students to not only identify their food, but to also connect it to the source, a Texas farm. It is our hope that our students take this knowledge and learn to make healthier food choices with an understanding of where  their food originates and the impact it has on our local economy... 



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We included our "Farm Fresh Fridays" and developed a promotion "How does Texas Farm Fresh Produce Grow?"



We provided our 6th grade campuses with a crossword puzzle about Fresh Texas Produce. Our Goal for the promotion was to teach students that produce grows in many different ways and encourage them to try new produce items.


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Every Friday in October we offered different fresh fruit and vegetable on our salad bars and we offered whole grain breaded okra and whole grain breaded onion rings on our serving line.


More good eats from Magnolia schools!




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Certified with Highest Standards for Nutritious School Meals!
Magnolia ISD has made a significant investment in improving the quality of school meals. Key enhancements include an increase in the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free and low-fat fluid milk in our meals. We are also reducing in the levels of sodium, saturated fat and eliminating added trans fat in meals.

File Manager -> Meetourteam.jpgOur Nutrition team is made up of dedicated professionals focused on our students' health, well being and their ability to learn.

Magnolia ISD Child Nutrition Department is currently taking applications for Child Nutrition Substitutes

Please call 281-252-2231 for info!!!

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The district provides online access for parents to their child's meal account and they are able to check balances and make deposits to those accounts by going to Learn more about prepayments and our district Charge Policy in the Prepayments Section.


NEW! Online payments now available as a MOBILE APP

The mySchoolBucks mobile app is now available! You will find us in the following app stores:

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To install the mySchoolBucks mobile application click the appropriate link above from your mobile device, search for 'mySchoolBucks', then follow the application installation instructions.




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