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, 2019-2020 Vendor
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


Nakita Johnson
Natalia Henao- Garcia