Nutrition & Food Services

Food Service at MD ISD 

Our mission is to support the achievement of all students by expanding food access, serving healthy, tasty meals, and providing learning opportunities about nutrition, cultural foodways and the food system.  

AISD is committed to elevating the student dining experience and is recognized as a national leader in innovative food services programs. Our focus areas include expanding access to healthy food, meaningful procurement, scratch cooking, and sustainability, as well as employee wellness and recognition. The healthy meals we serve meet or exceed the federal nutrition guidelines that we are required to follow. We strive to offer a balance of healthy versions of student favorites mixed with scratch-prepared dishes and global flavors. AISD menus feature local, sustainably-sourced, and clean label foods.

Meals at AISD are prepared daily by Food Service staff in each school kitchen. Our team of over 550 kitchen employees prepare and serve over 10 million meals annually.

We encourage all AISD students to dine at school, regardless of their economic status. We receive federal funding for each meal served to students; the more meals we serve, the more funds available to invest in our employees and food. When families choose school meals they are helping to provide a living wage for cafeteria staff, supporting the local economy, and bringing better food to all students across the district. 

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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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