Food Services & Menus

Meal Price Increase:  2019-20 School Year

May 24, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians:

International School of Louisiana Food Service Department is committed to providing all students with nutritious, well-balanced meals in a welcoming environment while striving to maintain low school meal prices.  In an effort to provide high quality meals that are appealing to our students and meet all federal and state regulations for the school meal programs, meal prices will increase by ten cents (.10 cents) next school year for full price breakfast and lunch.

Effective July 1, 2019 school meal prices will be as follows:

Meal Service 2019-20 SY Meal Prices
Breakfast 1.60
Lunch 2.85


Please note that the changes will not affect students who qualify for free or reduced priced meals.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve your child nutritious school meals.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melissa Boudreaux, Food Service Director at or (504) 444-2696.

Thank you,

Melissa Boudreaux

Food Service Director



August 2019


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Special Dietary Needs



Accommodations for students with special dietary needs are available at each school campus. Federal and State regulations require a completed and current diet prescription form for any type of change or substitution to the student’s diet.  The parent/guardian must submit a current form each school year.

The special diet prescription form has to be completed and signed by your child’s physician or medical authority.  Special diet requests for your child will not be processed until a 2019-2020 form is received. If you have questions regarding the form please contact the Food Service Office at (504) 444-2696.

**PLEASE NOTE** If a student cannot have fluid milk due to a medical diagnosis, the Physician must prescribe the milk substitute on the Diet Prescription Form.  The following substitutions are available 4 oz. 100% fruit juice, bottled water and lactaid and soy milk.


Special diet requests for personal reasons (i.e., ethnic or religious) without a recognized medical disability may be accommodated at the discretion of the Food Services Director. The ISL Food Services Department is not required to make substitutions for non-medical reasons. However, students are allowed to refuse food items within the guidelines of offer vs. serve.

For your convenience, the diet prescription form is listed below

2019-20 Diet Prescription Form


Note:  An updated form must be submitted each school year.

2019 – 2020 Free/Reduced Meal Benefits  

Online applications NOW AVAILABLE!

My School AppsFor quicker processing, online applications are available at


Free/Reduced Meal Benefits paper applications will be available in the front office resource center at each campus.  It is a multi-child application.  Only 1 application per household is necessary.


PRINT A COPY –  2019-20 Free/Reduced Meal Benefits Applications


2019-20 Dixon Application

2019-20 Uptown Application

2019-20 Westbank Application



2019-20 Dixon Application

2019-20 Uptown Application

2019-20 Westbank  Application

Note:  A new application must be submitted each school year.  Households will be notified of their child’s eligibility status within 10 operating days of receipt of the application.

Meal Payments

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2019-20 Meal Payment Form



The procedure for paying for meals is to PRE-PAY by the day, week, month, or year.  A check, cash, or money order should be sent in a sealed envelope with the student’s first and last name including the amount enclosed and school campus written on the outside of the envelope. CASH PAYMENTS ARE HIGHLY DISCOURAGED AND THE BURDEN OF PROOF IS ON THE PAYER IF HE/SHE CHOOSES TO USE CASH FOR PAYMENT.   There is a $35 NSF fee for each returned check.  Meal payment forms are located in the front office of each school or online at

Money MUST be available in the meal account or paid at the point of service. This policy includes everyone: students, staff, and visitors.  Money remaining in the account at the end of the school year will carry over to the following school year.

Student meal account funds cannot be used to pay for guest meals which include parent/guardian meals.



Accounts with delinquent balances of $25 or more will be subject to collections and scheduled meal denial.



When an account is negative $25.00 or more, the parent/guardian will be contacted by the Food Service Department.  If payment is not received within the time agreed upon,  the student will be served an alternative snack until a payment is received. Upon the third instance during a single school year of an elementary or middle school student being denied a regular meal during school hours, the Food Service Department shall contact the Office of Community Services within the Department of Social Services to report the failure of the parent or guardian to pay for meals which has resulted in repeated denials of meals during school hours.

Student Meal Account Refund 

Meal Account balances will automatically carry over to the next school year for returning students.

Students enrolled for the entire current School year, but not returning the following school year, will receive a refund only upon request.

Student meal account refunds are granted upon request when a student graduates, leaves the school district, or if a special circumstance necessitates the refund.  Parents/guardians may request a refund by completing the Meal Account Refund request form and send to International School of Louisiana 1400 Camp St.  New Orleans, LA 70130 Attn: Food Services or email to

Please allow 7-10 days for processing.


Refund Request

Other Food Services Resources

Wellness Policy 2018-19

Wellness Policy Assessment

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