Debbie Hosford
DISD Food Service Director
Alicia Rivera Lee
DISD Executive Chef
Denison ISD
Dining Hall


Rhonda Hagan

Denison High School


Vickie Lynn

B. McDaniel Intermediate


Rhonda Redfern

Houston Elementary


Michelle Nix

Hyde Park Elementary


Neva Walker

Mayes Elementary


Zaundra McKinney

Scott Middle School

Wanda Mandujano

Lamar Elementary


Rosila Tabanas

Terrell Elementary


Food Service

Complaint Form

DISD Food Service


Best K-12 school meals in America

Food Management asked child nutrition directors to submit their best student meal; here are the 11 winners in categories ranging from beef to chicken and vegetarian. When it comes to school meals, they don’t often get the recognition they deserve. Last year, Food Management decided to change that by creating the Best K-12 Meals in America contest.

Entrée: Po Boy Sandwich

District: Denison ISD-Aramark (Texas)

Meal description: Our Louisiana-style Po Boy Sandwich has amazing flavors and can be served with a choice of either popcorn chicken or popcorn shrimp, topped with remoulade sauce. The Po Boy Sandwich comes with sides of sweet potato fries and a Cajun-style corn salad.

Online Food Service pre-payment is now available! CLICK HERE

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946. Denison ISD participates in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and offers students nutritionally balanced meals daily in accordance with standards set forth in state and federal laws.


Free and reduced-price meals are available through the Free and Reduced Meal Application based on financial need or household situation.  Information about a student’s participation is confidential; however, disclosure of a student’s eligibility may be made without prior notice or consent to programs, activities, and individuals that are specifically authorized access under the National School Lunch Act (NSLA), which is the law that sets forth the disclosure limits for the district’s child nutrition programs. A student’s name, eligibility status, and other information may be disclosed to certain agencies as authorized under the NSLA to facilitate the enrollment of eligible children in Medicaid or the state children’s health insurance program (CHIP) unless the student’s parent notifies the district that a student’s information should not be disclosed. A parent’s decision will not affect the child’s eligibility for free and reduced price meals. Free and Reduced Meal Applications are available throughout the school year for participation in the free and reduced meal program.  Applications are available on-line through the district website, from the campus secretary, campus cafeteria manager or the Food Service Department in the DISD Administration Building at 1201 S Rusk Avenue.


Parents are strongly encouraged to continually monitor their child’s meal account balance for negative balances.  This can be done by setting up an account in the My School Bucks on the Food Service department link on the DISD website, or by checking with your child’s cafeteria department. At the point a student’s account has a negative balance, the district will send out negative balance notices and may begin calling the parent.  Charging is never allowed on a la carte items, such as chips, ice cream, etc.

DISD Meal Account Refund Policy

Unused meal account money of $5.00 or more left in an inactive account is available for refund for the current and up to June 15 of prior year and may be requested by a child’s parent/guardian. 


Any unused balance can also be transferred to a sibling’s account upon request.  All requests must list the child’s full name and student ID, and will be processed as quickly as possible. The form must be printed, completed and returned to the Denison ISD Food Service department.  DOWNLOAD THE FORM 


For more information, please contact Xochilt Alvarado at 903-462-7047 or .

Online Free & Reduced Meal Applications

Denison Independent School District is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online!  The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!  

Food Allergies

Let Denison ISD know if your student has food allergies that may be a hazard to their health. Download and complete the form and drop it off to the Food Service Department at DISD Administration.

Student Wellness Plan

Denison ISD maintains a comprehensive plan designed to ensure the health and well-being of all students. The plan may be viewed by clicking the link below...

Eating Healthy

Discover what healthy eating is all about! Aramark, as part of its Healthy for Life® initiative, is proud to be working with the American Heart Association to improve the health of Americans 20% by 2020. Through healthy menu and recipe innovation, health awareness and education programs, as well as thought leadership research and health impact reporting, we are working together to empower Americans to make healthy food, nutrition and lifestyle choices. To learn more, visit  FYP365 

Denison ISD Announces Free Meals for All Students

Beginning Monday, 9-14-20 and continuing through the end of the school year, the Texas Department of Agriculture is allowing Denison ISD to serve free meals to ALL students AND free community meals to anyone under the age of 19 in the community



Breakfast and lunch meals will be available for virtual students for pickup daily from 10:00-11:00 a.m. ONLY at Hyde Park (North entrance) and Scott Middle School (bus loading area) – not at any other campus.  Breakfast and/or lunch meals will be picked up at the same time so parents don’t have to come twice for meal pick up. Food Service will notify parents to which campus is closest for them to pick up meals.



All children 19-years of age and younger who are not currently in school will need to be present in the vehicle when picking up the free community meals. Virtual do not need to be present when meals are picked up.

For available positions and job openings, visit our

Denison ISD Employment page. 

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