Child Nutrition

During the 2023-24 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

Local Policy CO

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


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) require that schools make substitutions to the regular meal for students who are unable to eat the meal because of their disabilities. The Child Nutrition Department will make reasonable accommodations when a student’s disability restricts their diet. The disability is supported by a medical statement signed by a medical authority that the State licenses to write medical prescriptions or meal accommodation requirements in a student’s individualized education program (IEP).

Substitutions are required for students that have:
• A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, including eating
• Food allergies that may result in severe, life-threatening (anaphylactic) reactions

These conditions meet the definition of “disability,” and substitutions prescribed by the licensed physician must be made. 

Child Nutrition must receive a signed Food Allergy/ Disability Substitution Request Form or signed statement by a licensed physician or other licensed healthcare providers before any menu substitutions, or modifications will be considered. A new form is not required each year. However, any changes to a student’s health needs must be updated and include a signed statement from a licensed physician or healthcare provider.

Formulario de solicitud de sustitución de alergias alimentarias/discapacidad en español.

You can email all Food Allergy/Disability Request Forms directly to [email protected]


Danielle Stewart
Food Services Director
[email protected]

Mequesha Moore
HR Generalist
[email protected]

Silvia Guzman
Registered Dietitian
[email protected]

Marc Arnold
Marketing Specialist
[email protected]

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement – Revision Notice

ACTION REQUIRED: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service recently updated its Civil Rights webpage resulting in changes to the internal hyperlinks within the Nondiscrimination Statement (NDS) as well as the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form. As a result, CEs must update the electronic versions of the NDS with the English and/or Spanish versions no later than January 31, 2021.

USDA’s Civil Rights Web Pages:

USDA Complaint Form: (English) (Spanish)

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (English)

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:      
[email protected].

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (Spanish)


De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1)  correo:        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; o

(3)  correo electrónico: [email protected].

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.