Debbie Hosford
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

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.


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

Welcome to DISD Food Service






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.

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Paid Meals

Elementary Students Breakfast

Secondary Students Breakfast

Adult Breakfast

Elementary Student Lunch

Secondary Student Lunch

Adult Lunch


Reduced Meals













Dining Hall Meal Prices

Free &

For free and reduced meal opportunities, please click the NutriCloud logo above and complete the online application











Parents/Guardians have the option of purchasing meals daily, weekly, monthly, or by semester due to our “point of sale” (P.O.S) computerized system maintaining separate accounts for each student. All students may make deposits into their accounts for a la carte items. 


Online Free & Reduced Meal Applications

Dear Parent/Guardian, 
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! 

how does this work?

•    Visit
•    Select your State (Texas) and then your School District (Denison ISD)
•    Follow the easy to use, step-by-step screens to enter student and household information
•    Click “Apply” to submit your application for meal benefits!

Let Denison ISD staff know if your student has

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Denison ISD

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Denison, Texas 75020


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