Food & Nutrition Services

Contact Us

To contact Mesquite ISD Food & Nutrition Services, call 972-882-5500. For questions regarding meal benefits or applications, please contact the Meal Processing Office at 972-882-5512.

Meal Prices for 2018-19

Due to federal funding requirements, meal prices have increased by 10 cents over 2018-19 prices. Current prices are as follows:

$1.80 All Student Breakfast
$2.50 Elementary Lunch
$2.80  Middle School Lunch
$2.90 High School Lunch
30¢ Reduced Price Breakfast
40¢ Reduced Price Lunch
$2.30 Breakfast for Visitors, Staff and Non-enrolled Children
$3.80 Lunch for Visitors, Staff and Non-enrolled Children

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Manage Student Cafeteria Accounts Online

Through School Cafe, you can make payments, view purchase history, and receive low balance alerts. For convenience, setup automatic payments to replenish funds in your student's cafeteria accounts.

Click here for information on how to register for School Cafe online payments.

Click here to go to the School Cafe website.

Negative Account Balances and Reminder Meals

If a student does not have enough money in his or her account for a meal, The student will be allowed to continue purchasing meals up to $5, and the district will present the parent with a schedule of repayment for any outstanding account balance.  If the district is unable to work out an agreement with the student’s parent on replenishment of the student’s meal account and payment of any outstanding balance, the student will receive a reminder meal.  The district will make every effort to avoid bringing attention to such a student.

This reminder lunch meal consists of:

  • Cheese sandwich (all grade levels)

  • 1 or 2 vegetables (all grade levels)

  • 1 fruit in elementary & 1 or 2 fruits in middle and high school 

  • Choice of milk for all grades ISS – (not eating in the cafeteria) cheese sandwich and choice of milk 

The reminder breakfast meal consists of toast and milk.

School Breakfast

Food & Nutrition Services is proud to serve a healthy breakfast at all campuses. All breakfasts are composed of an entrée, one fruit or one juice, and a milk.

In order to be considered a meal, students must choose at least 3 items including a fruit.

All entrée items containing grain are 50% whole-grain-rich to provide additional nutrition for growing students.

  • Several campuses participate in Breakfast-In-the-Classroom or On-the-House Breakfast in which all students receive a free breakfast.
  • Also, several secondary campuses offer a Grab-N-Go breakfast station, in addition to the hot breakfast, in order to better serve the fast-paced lifestyles of our secondary students.
  • Be sure to check out the SchoolCafé app for the most up to date menu at your student’s campus.

Breakfast-In-the-Classroom Campuses:

  • Floyd
  • Gray
  • Hanby
  • Henrie
  • Mackey
  • McWhorter

On-the-House Breakfast Campuses:

  • West
  • AC New
  • Lawrence
  • McDonald
  • Vanston
  • Wilkinson
  • Florence
  • McKenzie
  • Motley
  • Shands
  • Tosch
  • Galloway
  • Seabourn
  • Range
  • Tisinger

Unpaid Meal Charges

All unpaid meal charges should be paid by the end of each school year. Unpaid meal charges can be reconciled in single or multiple payments until the account is no longer in a negative balance.

Wellness Policy

Food & Nutrition Services is proud to serve our students by supporting the MISD Wellness Policy.

Looking for School Breakfast and Lunch Menus?

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Mesquite ISD menus can be found on the School Café website or on the SchoolCafé app. This helpful tool contains the menu and a complete nutrition and allergy breakdown of each item we serve by school. The SchoolCafé app is also available to download to your phone for iPhone and Android. Just search for SchoolCafé in the App Store or Google Play. Take moment to check out all the great features this app contains – including applying for Free & Reduced Benefits right from your phone! 

For those concerned with allergies, the website contains a tool on the left-hand side that allows you to filter by the allergy you wish to avoid. Please take a moment to review this exciting new tool. The SchoolCafé app is also available to download to your phone for iPhone and Android. Just search for SchoolCafé in the App Store or in Google Play.


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Manage Your Contact Information Through Skyward Family Access

Mesquite ISD notifies families about students’ negative meal account balances through its automated notification system. Families may select who should receive these alerts and whether they are contacted by phone, text or email. To modify your preferences for these notifications, log in to Skyward Family Access.

We’re Hiring

If you'd like to join our MISD Food & Nutrition Services team, apply for an open Food & Nutrition position using this online application.

If you have questions about the hiring process or your application status, please contact the Auxiliary Personnel Department at 972-882-7759.

Fill out an application online here.