Child Nutrition

During the 2021-22 school year, all students will be able to receive one lunch meal and one breakfast meal at no cost. Second meals, additional entrees, sides, and snacks will be available for learners to purchase.

Parents are encouraged to utilize our LUNCH MONEY NOW online system to monitor student balances.

What's for LUNCH? - DeSoto ISD lunch menus and meal prices

Lunch Money Now Online System for Parents - click here to access your account
Lunch Money Now Overview - first-time users click here

Lunch Money Now

RESPONSIBILITIES - DeSoto ISD has adopted and enforces the state policies to ensure that campuses are complying with vending machine and food service guidelines

- National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs
- Free Lunch and Reduced Price Meal Applications
- Student Meal Account Management

Meal APP Now

To qualify for free or reduced meals, please check with your school office for an application or click the online application icon below. Applying online is a quick, easy and secure way to apply and receive access immediately to approved accounts! 

DeSoto ISD Charge Policy
Local Policy CO
School Meals for 2021-2022

Smart Snack Calculator
Smart Snacks and the  Texas School Nutrition policy update for 2016-2017.  This changes will impact foods that are sold and provided to students during the school day.
My Plate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image-a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. To learn more about building a healthy plate, visit

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)    mail:      U.S. Department of Agriculture

                     Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

                     1400 Independence Avenue, SW

                     Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)    fax:       (202) 690-7442; or

(3)    email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.