Child Nutrition

  • Chartwells School Dining Services continues to provide Hallsville Independent School District with an appealing and nutritionally sound child nutrition program that is safe and affordable for parents, students, faculty, and staff.

    Nationwide, Chartwells currently manages over 550 public school districts. These districts range from one to hundreds of individual school locations. We serve approximately 2.5 million students in over 4000 elementary, middle, and high schools across the country.  Our food service operations are governed by the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program and require strict regulatory compliance.

    Some of our accomplishments include: adding more Balanced Choice meals and healthy snacks; adding more fresh fruit and vegetable options to our menus at all grade levels; offering many exciting and educational food and menu promotions. 

    Nourishing students is not only our business; it's our commitment to the communities in which we serve. Chartwells is a diverse family of dedicated food and nutrition specialists serving the academic community.  We deliver customized solutions that benefit our partners through innovative programs.



    Nutritious meals are the foundation of any healthy eating plan and the school breakfast and lunch meals remain the cornerstone of all school based child nutrition programs. It is the position of Chartwells School Dining Services and HISD that we become active participants in fostering healthy school environments in the communities that we serve. Creating a healthy school environment involves the collaboration of many, including Administrators, Parents, and School Dining Managers. At Chartwells, we take this responsibility very seriously and aim to be an integral part of the wellness solution.


    Since students spend a significant portion of their day in the school environment, schools are uniquely positioned to convey the fundamentals of good health to students. Teaching students about wellness during the school-aged years builds a foundation for a healthy and productive life.


    Q: Why does my child bring home an application for free and reduced lunches every year?

    A: A new application must be completed and turned in at the beginning of every school year for each household. Once an application is received by the food service office, it will be processed in less than 10 days. Your child(ren)'s benefits will begin when the application has been processed and will continue until the first thirty days of the next school year. If you do not fill out a new application each school year, your child(ren) will be changed to the paid status and must pay full-price for all meals.

    Q: What is the minimum and maximum number of items my child(ren) can select for breakfast and lunch?

    A: Your child must take at least 3 items and at most 4 items at breakfast and at least 3 at most 5 at lunch.

    Q: What happens to money left in my child's account at the end of the school year?

    A: The money rolls over to the next school year.


    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:

    • Mail:
      • U.S. Department of Agriculture
        Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
        1400 Independence Avenue, SW
        Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

    • Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    • Email:

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.