Our goal is to provide nutrition to students that fuels successful learning.
About our Department
Each year, we serve roughly 40 million meals to students across Dallas ISD. We support the district in helping students prepare for the daily rigor of learning. We focus our efforts on providing nourishing meals, nutrition education, and activities that support a healthy lifestyle. Our goal is to improve a student's opportunity for a more productive and happy life.
Our meals and services are an essential part of Dallas ISD's Coordinated School Health program. We collaborate with both district and community partners to promote overall wellness in and out of school. We also work closely with community organizations that focus on hunger, food access, and promoting a healthy school environment for all.
Another focus is on supporting local agriculture. We aim to procure the freshest produce from Texas farms and to educate students on the nutrition and science of fresh fruits and vegetables. Programs such as Harvest of the Month continually introduce our students to new foods and information. We instill a love of delicious, healthy foods and learning at an early age.
Michael Rosenberger, MBA
Prior to coming to Dallas, Mr. Rosenberger was the Director of Food & Nutrition Services (F&NS) for the Irving Independent School District. During his 16 years of service with Irving ISD, the food and nutrition services department was recognized both in Texas, and across the country, as a leading school food service organization. Mr. Rosenberger was named the 2004 recipient of the FAME “Rising Star” award and has been nominated several times for the IFMA Silver Plate award.
Through a partnership between the Food & Nutrition Services department and T.J. Lee Elementary School in 2007, Irving ISD became the first school district in Texas to have a campus earn the prestigious USDA Silver School designation, and, shortly thereafter, the first in Texas to have a campus earn the USDA Gold School designation. In March 2013, Mr. Rosenberger was voted chair of SNA's Texas’s Public Policy and Legislation committee. Food Management magazine named him their 2014 K-12 Innovator of the Year. Mr. Rosenberger earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a major in Marketing, from the University of Houston. He later earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston.
Julie Farris, SNS, RTSBA
Director of Support Services
Debi Rowley, MBA
Director of Operations
Assistant Director of Operations
Director of Business and Logistics
Assistant Director of Business and Logistics