Student Nutrition Department

  • Our vision is to provide quality meals for students, staff, and visitors, by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices, and our mission is to contribute to the health and well-being of every student, in order for each student to learn and perform at the highest level. 

    Nutrition Policy

    The Red Oak ISD School Nutrition Department participates in the National School Lunch Program, and the School Breakfast Program. Our team of food and nutrition professionals are dedicated to providing the best in customer care by serving safe, quality meals while meeting all state, (TDA) and federal government (USDA) guidelines.   All meals, snacks, and beverages sold or served by the Student Nutrition Department meet the requirements of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act and the Smart Snacks in School policy. We encourage students to make healthy meal choices by providing access to a variety of healthy menu options, and daily choices of fresh fruits and vegetables. 

    FREE meals for all ROISD students

    beginning in 2024-2025 school year


    Beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, Red Oak ISD students will receive FREE breakfast and lunch meals after the District enrolls for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).


    The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) meal service option that allows schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) in qualifying areas to offer meals at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household meal applications.


    All Red Oak ISD schools qualify to operate the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and will provide breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and eliminate the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price, and paid student meals. This new approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals.


    FREE ROISD Student Meals 

    • Applies to ALL ROISD schools and students
    • Families complete socioeconomic form
    • Includes breakfast and lunch meals:
      • Protein, grain, veggies, fruit, & milk 
    • Not included:
      • 2nd meal
      • Ala carte
      • Snacks
      • Ice cream
    • CEP is part of the
      national meal programs for qualifying schools 


    Because all Red Oak ISD students will receive free breakfast and lunch, parents will not need to complete and return the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) free and reduced-price meal application.  


    However, Red Oak ISD is still required to collect and report the socioeconomic status of each student via a socioeconomic information form (SIF). The information collected is sent to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to ensure campuses receive federal and state funds appropriately. 


    To capture that data, a socioeconomic information element has been included in the 2024-2025 Enrollment and Registration packets which will allow the District to collect information that determines other district funding. Parents/caregivers may be asked to resubmit the form if the information was not completed during enrollment.


    All parents/caregivers must complete an updated Socioeconomic Information Form (SIF) each year. Changes to the SIF may be submitted through a paper form at your student’s campus. Socioeconomic information is also utilized in the annual State accountability ratings, ensuring that each campus is compared to other campuses with the same percentage of economically disadvantaged students.


    Families must complete the form so that schools can receive federal and state funding (i.e., Title I and State Compensatory Education), which directly impacts campuses and students throughout the District. Title I and State Compensatory Education funding can be used for personnel, tutoring services, technology, and professional development for teachers.



    School Cafe

    Red Oak ISD Student Nutrition Department offers a way to put money in your child's lunch account using School Cafe. Online deposits may be made through School Cafe. Parents are able to register for an account and view information for free. Parents are also able to view account balances or recent purchases in the school cafeteria, add money to their child's account, transfer account balances between siblings, set up low balance alerts, and view menus.

    Logo for SchoolCafe


    Cafeteria & Student Nutrition

    • All ROISD Student Nutritional staff are Serve Safe Certified.
    • Staff will use gloves when preparing and serving meals.
    • ROISD cafeterias will be cleaned and disinfected daily. 
    • ROISD serving and eating areas are cleaned and tables are sanitized between uses.
    • Students must properly wear IDs at breakfast and lunch to ensure efficient scanning of IDs for payment.
    • Parents who pack a lunch for their students should pack items that are easily opened by the student to avoid the handling of their food by others.
    • Students may not share food due to allergy restrictions. 


    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

    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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint 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:

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

  • Victoria Ybarra
    Victoria Ybarra
    Director of
    Student Nutrition

    Office Hours:

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


    Office Location:

    109 W. Red Oak Road
    Red Oak, Texas 75154

    Contact Number:

    972-617-2941 ext. 4094 
    Fax # 972-617-4326