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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.

Free Meals For All Students, Regardless of Income

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service announced continued its provision for free meals for all students regardless of household income in the 2021-2022 School Year.  Free meals will include the standard meal only without double portions or extras (such as snacks or other a la carte options).

Students dining in the cafeteria may elect to purchase additional a la carte items at normal pricing, but accessibility of extra items is based on their availability from wholesale food suppliers.  The priority will always be to ensure every student has access to the main standard meal options for the day and a la carte and snack items will be a second priority.

Please note that a meal constitutes one of the entrée options available for the day, plus at least one fruit, fruit juice, or vegetable.  Milk is included at no additional cost, but not required.  There is no limit to the number of different fruits and veggies a student can have from the variety available that day, but double portions of any one kind are not included.  For example, a student can have both an apple and diced peaches if they are both offered, but if the student instead wanted two portions of peaches, the second portion would be an additional cost.

Please note we strongly encourage all households to continue to complete the 2021-2022 Free and Reduced student application as this is used for various student programs during the year.  For more information regarding Free and Reduced benefits, please go to our Free and Reduced Meals page.

Because McKinney ISD is not offering virtual learning, there is no curbside meal pickup option at this time.

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 .