McKinney ISD

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School Nutrition

Bennett Elementary students going through their cafeteria lunch line.

Bennett Elementary students going through their cafeteria lunch line.

The School Nutrition department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students’ health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

For more on balanced eating, healthy living, and other aspects that help make our food and wellness decisions, please visit Feed Your Potential 365, where you can get nutrition tips, recipes, and much more.

Meals, foods, and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

Department Responsibilities

McKinney ISD’s School Nutrition department serves the district in the following areas: Free and Reduced Meals, National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, After School Snack Program (Club 360), Summer Food Service Program, MISD Wellness Policy, Special Events and Catering Services, and Food Service Employment.

Transitioning Back to Application Requirement for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress authorized spending that allowed schools to serve free meals for all students. Those funds are not authorized to continue for the 2022-2023 school year. As a result, McKinney ISD must return to charging for school meals and offering free and reduced-price meals based on student eligibility.

For more information on Free and Reduced Meal Benefits, please visit and review the information on the Free and Reduced Benefits page, where you will find the program guidelines, online application link, and a list of frequently asked questions.

Need Help?

If you need additional assistance with the content on this page, please contact McKinney ISD team member James Shoemake by phone at 469-302-6363 or by email here .