Meet Michael Rosenberger
Dallas Independent School District – Dallas, TX
Michael Rosenberger, MBA, currently serves as Executive Director, Food and Child Nutrition Services (FCNS), for the Dallas Independent School District (DISD). With an enrollment of approximately 155,000 students, Dallas ISD is the second largest district in Texas and is among the largest public school districts in the United States. In January 2019, FCNS achieved a historic milestone – for the first time in district history, the department earned a perfect Administrative Review. In doing do, DISD became the largest district in Texas to ever achieve this level of accomplishment. Both nationally and within Texas, FCNS is recognized by several non-profit agencies as a “top ten” department in terms of student participation and meal quality.
Dallas ISD’s FCNS has an unrelenting focus on boosting student achievement through the service of high-quality, delicious and nutritious meals. Department nutrition standards are in many areas more rigorous than federal and state regulations. Menus feature abundant local products, including fresh fruits and vegetables. Innovative programs include an initiative to provide meals to students over district holidays, an outreach program to provide meals to homeless students, and a monthly program that introduces a new fruit or vegetable to students throughout the district.
Rosenberger serves as Chairman of the Board of the Urban School Food Alliance (USFA), a non-profit entity consisting of twelve of the largest urban school districts in the United States, leveraging their buying power and influence to positively and sustainably improve food at school for all students.
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 is a FAME “Rising Star” designee and Food Management magazine’s K-12 Innovator of the Year, among other awards and recognitions. 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.
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