McKinney ISD

 

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.

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

Starting November 2, 2020 all students can enjoy a free breakfast and lunch at no charge. On October 9, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service announced program changes that will provide for free meals for all students, regardless of income. This has been made possible by nationwide waivers that will provide for free meals to all students for the remaining 2020-2021 school year. Free meals will include the standard meal only.

Students dining on campus may elect to purchase additional a la carte items at normal pricing. Meals for virtual students may be picked-up at our convenient grab & go, located at Finch Elementary and Vega Elementary from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Both sites are open to the community for meal pick-up as well.

Our Grab & Go meals will also include the next day’s breakfast when picking up lunch curbside. Please note we strongly encourage all households to continue to complete the 2020-2021 Free and Reduced student application as this is used for various student programs during the year.

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 .