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Dianna Tidwell
School Nutrition Director 

972.563.7504 ext. 3319 


Paula Card
Secretary, School Nutrition

972.563.7504 ext. 3346


Crystal McGary
School Nutrition Supervisor 

972.563.7504 ext. 3316 


Essie Isabel 
School Nutrition & Maintenance Delivery Driver 

972.563.7504 ext. 3319 


School Nutrition

Terrell ISD School Nutrition Department is offering Lunch Money Now, as an addition to our point-of-sale software. Click here for more information.


Parents have a new online quick and convenient method for school meals, Household Income Survey, to be in compliance with School Nutrition Guidelines.


Terrell ISD serves healthy nutritious, low cost, varied breakfast and lunches, including free and reduced-price meals based on eligibility.

Informational Letter: EnglishSpanish

Application: EnglishSpanish


Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is for families with children (up to age 21) who temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price meals at school during the COVID-19 pandemic. P-EBT for the 2020–2021 school year is for families with children who are certified for free or reduced-price meals and families with children born after Aug. 1, 2014 who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits. P-EBT benefits can be used the same way as SNAP benefits. The P-EBT application opens June 2, 2021.

In order to receive the following benefits including free breakfast and lunch, ALL families must have completed the Free/Reduced Application by August 28th regardless of income.

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Breakfast Prices

  • Grades PK-12th             FREE

  • Adult ISD                       $2.75

  • Adult Visitor                   $2.75

  • Child Visitor                   $2.75


Lunch Prices

  • Grades PK-5th              FREE

  • Grades 6th-8th             FREE

  • Grades 9th-12th           FREE

  • Child Visitor                  $4.00 

  • Adult ISD                      $4.00

  • Adult Visitor                  $4.00

**Terrell ISD is operating on the

SSO Program allowing all students

to eat breakfast and lunch for free.



August 2022*:

*Menus are subject to change

The national school lunch/breakfast program forms will be available 30 days before school begins every year. You may pick up a form at your child’s school campus or at the Administration Building, 700 N. Catherine.


If a new form has not been received in the School Nutrition Office by the 30th operating day after school begins, students will be removed from the program without notice.


Terrell ISD operates a “closed campus” for lunch (all students are required to stay on campus at lunch time). Parents or students may PRE-PAY for meals and/or snacks at any time. PRE-PAID amounts are put on students account. You may PRE-PAY money for several students at different campuses or all at one time, at one campus kitchen, through our Food Service Computer Network.


The School Nutrition Department must have a doctor's statement if your child requires a special diet, this must be renewed every year. If your child has a food allergy, please contact our office at 972-563-7504. For more information about the District's School Nutrition Program or for information about the National School Lunch Program contact Ms. Tidwell at 972-563-7504.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Summer Lunch Program Media Release 2022

Media Release for Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Nutrition Services Code of Conduct (Adopted 2019)

Procurement Procedures Manual

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement English and Spanish

To create a full meal you MUST choose 3 of the 5 components shown above. 

Every meal MUST include a vegetable or a fruit