Food & Nutrition

  • GRAB & GO school meals start Aug. 3, 2020 at all TUHSD Schools.

    Check with your school site for serving times!


    Adult Breakfast……...$2.50
    Student Breakfast....$1.75
    Reduced Price….…....$ .30

    Adult Lunch………...$5.00
    Student Lunch….….$3.50
    Reduced Price……...$ .40

    MUST show a TUHSD ID to participate. On-Line Meal Applications for the 20–21 school year are now available for Free/Reduced price meals at

    Payments for meal plans can be made online at

    The Department of Economic Services (DES) to soon distribute Pandemic Electronic Benefit Food Stamp Cards (P-EBT Cards) to all families with students eligible for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits:  

    Per the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, DES will soon be issuing Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer food stamp cards (P-EBT), to every family with students eligible for free/reduced meals in schools.

    If your child has not been enrolled in the free or reduced school meal program for the 2019–2020 school year, and your financial circumstances have changed and your child(ren) would now be eligible, apply online at https://www.
    For quick processing, be sure to enter your child(ren)s names and birthdates exactly as was given to the school office for the student database to include their 7-digit student identification number.

    Enrolling prior to June 20, 2020, is important because the DES will be collecting student free and reduced data from the district database. DES has not yet announced a distribution date of the P-EBT card.

    Families will still need to complete a new application for the 2020–2021 school year which will be available after July 1, 2020.

    If you have any questions, please call the Nutrition Services office at (480) 345-3745.

     Students & Families of Tempe Union High School District:

     Food Services Button The Food and Nutrition Department is dedicated to providing quality, affordable school meals to our students and school staff. The department is contrived of highly trained professionals with many years of experience. We are proud to offer many food choices to all students. In each of our cafeterias, a different Combo meal is offered daily for lunch as well as items from our grill with chicken sandwiches and burgers, deli section with sandwiches and salads, pizza line, and our full menu from Casa Solana of Mexican Fare.

    Tempe Union High School District participates in the National School Lunch program. Menus are planned to meet the Federal Program requirements. These requirements have been updated to meet the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

    Food production is evaluated for quality and efficiency, and improvement measures are constantly implemented to enhance customer service. The Students of TUHSD are our number one priority in providing quality meals to assist in students’ health which in turn allows them to become successful in learning. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. 

    With best regards and happy eating,
    Julie Peterson, Director of Food and Nutrition

    Daily Meals

    Breakfast is an important meal to get students ready for learning and their busy days. We are offering several hot breakfast items. Please see the menu box to the right to download the current menu for breakfast. The daily lunch combo meal is a great deal, for $3.25 you get the whole meal with a choice of milk.

    Account Management & Online Payments

    Student Accounts: Students and staff may open an account in the cafeteria. The student ID will be used to access this account and the funds. Deposits can be made into the account by cash, check, or on-line. No charges for meals are allowed. Accounts can be opened at each cafeteria or by calling the Food and Nutrition Department. 

    K12PaymentCenter: This system is one of the most sophisticated and secure electronic payment services giving parents more options for viewing account activity and making online payments. Payments can be made 24 hours 7 days a week. Parents are able to make payments from their checking account, debit card, and all major credit cards.

    Use of the Account and Security: Accessing student lunch money without an I.D. IS NOT RECOMMENDED. Keeping funds secure is a priority. When students do not have their I.D. and would like to access the account, students without ID cards will be required to sign a “Responsibility Waiver Contract” in order to access the account. The cafeteria is not responsible for misuse or lost cards. If lost or stolen numbers are suspected it must be reported immediately.

    Meal Applications

    Please feel free to fill out an application for Free or Reduced Priced meals that are available to families who qualify. They can be obtained in each cafeteria and the front office of each school. Please allow 10 business days to process application families will be notified by mail.


    The food and Nutrition staff are happy to provide catering services for faculty, school-related events, and team or booster functions. See the menu to the right in downloads.

Food & Nutrition Contacts

  • Director of Food and Nutrition
    (480) 839-0292 x14511
    Dawn Johnson
    Food & Nutrition Supervisor
    (480) 839-0292 x14521

    Cruzita Mori
    Administrative Assistant
    (480) 839-0292 x14510

    Tonya Yellowhair
    Compadre Academy Cafeteria Manager
    (480) 752-3579
    Irma Arellano
    Corona del Sol Cafeteria Manager
    (480) 752-8850
    Christy Sennette
    Desert Vista Cafeteria Manager
    (480) 706-7920
    Magdalena Villa-Reyes
    Marcos de Niza Cafeteria Manager
    (480) 730-7644
    Jose Hernandez
    McClintock Cafeteria Manager
    (480) 752-8640 
    Danny Martinez
    Mountain Pointe Cafeteria Manager
    (480) 759-8449
    Cristina Ramos 
    Tempe High Cafeteria Manager
    (480) 736-4148