Child Nutrition

The purpose of Child Nutrition is to ensure that all students are ready to learn by having access to nutritious and appealing school meals.

Preferred Meals
With 50+ years of experience in the field, Preferred Meals is known throughout the industry as a leader in school food service. We understand the needs of administrators, parents and students, so we provide nutritionally balanced meals made with quality ingredients. Menu are student focused, cost-effective and meet all USDA guidelines. We are experts and committed to the success of your meal program! We will help maintain your budget by providing the services that best suit your operational needs. 

  • All food is carefully prepared in our kitchens by chefs and heated on-site at your location. Our meals are kid approved to keep program participation high.
  • Healthier meals with fewer ingredients. Before the passing of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Preferred had already begun reformulating products to remove Trans Fat, lower total and sodium and to replace artificial ingredients and preservatives.
  • Preferred Meals is committed to  creating and purchasing products without artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners and without ingredients you and your families don't want to see in their meals.

Houston's Preferred Meals Food Service Director
Tara Nichols

Student Meals

Students require nutritious meals to learn and become productive adults. The Child Nutrition Department offers quality, nutritious meals and a la carte food items daily.  All meals are free of charge to students in the 2018-2019 school year.
Meal Prices 2018-2019
Breakfast - Students $0
Breakfast - Staff/Adults/Visitors $2.50
Lunch - Students $0
Lunch - Staff/Adults/Visitors $3.75
Cafeteria Hours of Operation
Hours of service are mandated by the Campus Administration and the student academic schedules.

Breakfast Hours Range:
7:00 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.

Lunch Hours Range:
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Menu Access

What's for lunch?  Finding out what meals will be served at school is easy with the Preferred Meals online menu.

Select State (Tx)
Select District (YES Prep)
Select Specific Campus
Click display menu

Helpful Forms

All students who need changes to their meals, such as in the case with life-threatening food allergies, will be required to provide physician’s documentation by submitting a complete and signed “Request for Dietary Accommodations” form, found below.

YES Prep Public Schools is required to collect and report the socioeconomic status of each student to the Texas Education Agency for purposes of the annual state accountability ratings and for federal reporting. All students should complete a family income survey per household per year.
Family Income Survey - English
Family Income Survey - Spanish


Contact Us

YES Prep Child Nutrition Program
5515 South Loop East, Suite B
Houston, Texas 77033
Phone: (346) 313-9046
To leave comments on food service or meal quality, click the link below:
Feedback on Service or Food at YES Prep Campuses