At the request of school board members, the Killeen Independent School District will explain Tuesday how each high school campus plans to facilitate lunch under KISD’s new closed campus lunch policy. During the district’s June 14 board meeting, the school board voted 4-2, with one board member absent, in favor of a closed campus lunch policy. Beginning on Aug. 15, high school students, with the exception of those who have met College Career and Military Readiness criteria, will be required to eat on campus at their respective high schools. view article arw

Dayton ISD is excited to announce that Lacey Zaruba, Woodrow Wilson JH cafeteria manager, is one of the recipients of the 2022 Chartwells K12 Associate Scholarship. This is the third year Chartwells K12, Dayton ISD’s innovative dining partner, has partnered with DeVry University to help eligible employees in the United States earn a higher education degree and pursue advancement opportunities. view article arw

Are you looking for a job in the food service industry and like working with kids? The North East Independent School District School Nutrition Services department is holding a job fair on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until noon at the Community Education Center on 8750 Tesoro Drive. The district offers great benefits and flexible schedules. view article arw

For summer break, children can benefit from free meals through a summer program offered by Chapel Hill ISD without being enrolled in the district. The free summer meals program is being offered by Chapel Hill ISD through different elementary campuses and the junior high school. Students and non-district students younger than 18 can be brought to the campus and receive free breakfast and lunch, said Laurie Stamper, Chapel Hill ISD child nutrition programs director. view article arw

Humble ISD began offering free breakfast and lunch June 6 to all children ages 18 and younger as well as enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old. According to the district’s webpage, the meals are being provided at no cost to HISD through the Summer Food Service Program—a U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition program administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture. According to the announcement, families do not have to apply, register or provide identification to participate in the summer meal program. view article arw

Kilgore ISD’s summer meal program takes place all June. Summer meals have started to be served at several campuses. Children are not required to attend any Kilgore ISD school to receive meals. Summer meals are provided free of charge to all community children under the age of 18 and to enrolled students with disabilities under the age of 21. view article arw

The Beaumont Independent School District is one of the only districts that offers free meals all year round including during the summer. view article arw

The San Angelo Independent School District has announced the dates, times, and locations for their summer meal program. The district will be offering free summer meals for children ages 18 and under this month. The breakfast and lunch meals will be available June 6th through July 1st, and no registration, proof of age or income is required. view article arw

According to the district’s webpage, breakfast will be provided from 8:15-9 a.m. and lunch will be available from 12:15-1 p.m. Monday-Thursday at Oakley Elementary School, located at 22320 Loop 494, New Caney. Scott Powers, the district's executive director of public relations, noted children do not be enrolled at a district campus to be eligible for summer meals. Additionally, families do not have to apply, register or provide identification to participate in the summer meal program. view article arw

Magnolia ISD is providing students with healthy meals this summer until July 21 at most campuses Mondays to Fridays through the federal Summer Food Service Program. A May 20 news release states MISD will provide meals at no expense to children age 18 and younger and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old. view article arw

The nutrition team at San Antonio Independent School District helped provide snack bundles to students in Uvalde, Texas, in the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary. Nutrition staff handed out 15,000 snack bundles to students late last week and over the holiday weekend. Over 65% of K-12 students who attend Uvalde schools qualify for free or reduced-price meals at school, according to a release issued by the Texas Department of Agriculture. view article arw

Marshall ISD will kick off its annual Summer Feeding Program on Monday at several campuses across the district.  The program offers summer breakfast and lunches free for all students aged 18 and younger.  The Summer Feeding Program begins Monday and runs through July 1.  Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. each Monday through Friday through July 1, and lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to noon each Monday through Friday through July 1.  No grab and go meals are available this year; rather meals will be served to be eaten at each location.  Meals will be served at Price T. Young Elementary School and Marshall High School for all students participating in the program.  Meals will also be available at Marshall Junior High School, only on the dates of June 13 through July 1. view article arw

Austin ISD is providing free, healthy meals for kids this summer. All children age 18 and younger and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old are eligible for free summer meals, regardless of household income and without any registration or identification. Children do not have to be enrolled in Austin ISD to receive free summer meals. Students participating in on-site summer programs at eligible schools can also receive free meals. view article arw

Like many districts in our area, the Corpus Christi ISD will once again be offering free breakfast and lunch to anyone 18 and younger.  Many south Texas families rely on area school districts as a way for their children to get healthy and nutritious meals throughout the school year. But what happens when the summer break arrives? Turns out that for some, the school cafeteria may still be the best option. Like many districts in our area, the Corpus Christi Independent School District will once again be offering free breakfast and lunch to anyone 18 and younger, through its Summer Meal Programs. The free meals are also available to enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years of age. view article arw

The Ferris ISD announces the 18th consecutive year in sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided at the sites listed. Lunch and breakfast will be provided FREE to all children who are eighteen (18) and under. view article arw

Magnolia ISD through the Summer Food Service Program is providing students with healthy meals this summer until July 21 at most campuses Mondays through Fridays. According to a May 20 news release, MISD will provide meals at no expense to children age 18 and younger and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old. view article arw

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Frenship ISD is planning to continue providing free lunches to combat child hunger during the summer months. Starting May 31 until July 29, the fifth annual Tiger Bites Summer Feeding program will provide free meals for all children age 18 or younger across the Lubbock and Wolfforth communities, according to Frenship ISD. Kids do not have to be Frenship students to receive food. Lunch will be served each day Monday through Friday at the two designated Tiger Bites feeding locations. view article arw

Pflugerville ISD and Aramark Food Services have partnered up to offer lunch to children this summer through the USDA summer meals program. This summer, Aramark Food Services will be providing free lunch meals to children at select Pflugerville ISD campuses. Any child under the age of 18 may come and eat. view article arw

Randall Bryant lives in Dallas and has two daughters who attend schools in Dallas ISD. He says his 10-year-old daughter, who attends Geneva Heights Elementary School, sent him a picture of a moldy muffin on May 4.   The next day, she texted her father a picture of cereal that appeared to have mold as well. It was back-to-back days of text messages that compelled Bryant to take the matter to social media, after initially relaying those complaints to DISD officials.  view article arw

All children ages 18 and younger can enjoy free breakfast and lunch at three Southside Independent School District schools this summer. The free Seamless Summer Feeding Program is open to all children, no questions asked. No ID is required to receive free food. view article arw

After reports of moldy food being served to students on some school campuses, the Dallas Independent School District announced it’s removing some food items and beginning an investigation. “The main concern we see is around breakfast,” said parent Randall Bryant. He claims moldy food items were recently served to students at Geneva Heights Elementary, where his daughter attends school. view article arw

Between preparing healthy meals for America’s students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes. Friday, May 6, 2022, will mark the 10th Annual School Lunch Hero Day. School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria. “School nutrition employees must balance many roles and follow numerous federal, state, and local regulations to ensure safe and healthy meals are available in schools. School Lunch Hero Day provides the opportunity for the community to thank these hardworking heroes,” said Susan D’Amico, director of the Child Nutrition Services Department. Federal nutrition standards ensure that school cafeterias in Aldine ISD always offer low-fat or fat-free milk, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. School meals also meet limits on calories, sodium, and unhealthy fats.    (5) view article arw

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - Wichita Falls ISD will be offering free summer meals at several locations starting on June 1. The meals will be offered at no cost to children and teens 18 and under. A full list of dates, times and locations can be found in the flyer below: view article arw

Director of Technology Betsy Flood presented the first part of the district’s technology deployment plan for the junior high school teachers, which includes the purchase of 50 Microsoft Surface devices, as well as keyboards, Surface pens, and docking stations. The new devices will allow teachers to connect wirelessly while using a projector or interactive flat panel for classroom viewing, as well as providing updated demonstration and markup tools. view article arw

Angela Olivares has been Child Nutrition Director for the Point Isabel Independent School District for the last two years. Early in the fall, the School Board and the Nutrition Department devised plan to achieve their common goal of “creating an environment that was welcoming and inviting to the students coming out of a difficult year.” Their plan was to install new cafeteria furniture in every campus. The furniture was ordered in early fall and arrived during Spring Break. It was a lengthy process, according to Olivares. The furniture was created by the company J.R. Inc. According to Theresa Capistran, Superintendent of Schools, the new furniture was a complete surprise to the students coming back from Spring Break. “We are so excited to be able to offer this experience to our students,” she said. view article arw

Longview ISD Child Nutrition staff is “stepping up to the plate” to take extra precautions preparing food for students returning to campus on Friday after this week's city water main break. Phyllis Dozier, director for Child Nutrition, said precautions will last as long as there is a water boil notice for Longview. The plan was implemented as soon as the notice went into effect.  “It is important that Child Nutrition takes all the necessary precautions for the safety of the students. We have amended the menus so there will be minimal dishwashing,” Dozier said. view article arw

The "Discovery Kitchen" will come to every elementary school in Alice ISD with a new theme. The program started in 2021 as a way to encourage kids to try new foods.  Elementary students in Alice, Texas are learning to eat healthy through a program called "Discovery Kitchen".  The program is run by Chartwells K12. Chartwells provides meals for the Alice Independent School District and is a way to help children learn what's in them.   view article arw

Apr. 1—Four Joshua ISD teachers resigned Thursday, leaving many district parents confused and in several cases outraged and taking to social media. Numerous posts made by parents and community members indicated that the district fired the teachers in question for allowing students to get free lunches for them. "However, as is often the case, there is more to this matter and initial information shared by individuals, who the district can only assume are receiving secondhand information, is wholly false at worst and misleading at best," according a Friday JISD release. The majority of social media claims stemming from the incident are, according to the release, "baseless and entirely without merit." view article arw

With a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Frisco ISD will continue to offer free meals to students in Frisco through July 22. Any Frisco student, including those enrolled in charter, private and homeschool, is eligible to receive five days of breakfast and lunch each week. Advanced registration is required. view article arw

Curbside meals will resume Wednesday, January 20. Meals will not be served on Monday, January 18 due to the holiday. Free school meals for ALL Humble ISD students extended through May 28, 2021 All Humble ISD students, regardless of meal eligibility (free, reduced, or full paid), will continue to receive one breakfast meal and one lunch meal per school day at NO COST for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. view article arw

Beginning Dec. 7, Fort Bend ISD will provide grab-and-go meals for students two days a week instead of daily, according to a Dec. 1 press release from the district. FBISD will also begin offering dinner meals for pickup. On Mondays, families will be able to pick up breakfast, lunch and dinner for Monday through Wednesday, and on Thursdays, meals will be available for Thursday through Saturday. view article arw

Beginning June 3, Curbside Grab and Go meal service will continue under the National School Meal Program through July 28. At the specified locations, distribution of five breakfast and five lunches is available to any child age 18 or younger every Wednesday. NO applications are needed for summer meals but the child must be present. view article arw

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Starting April 6, students at the Amarillo Independent School District will have new options when it comes to meal and internet service. According to a release issued Friday, the district will now hand out breakfast and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., replacing the prior 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. breakfast pickup. view article arw

The Houston Independent School District announced on Wednesday that it had received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture to waive the required application process for the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program. "All HISD students will eat all school meals for free during the 2017-2018 school year," the district said in a release Wednesday morning. Families still need to apply for this waiver though. view article arw