Twelve Round Rock ISD campuses will provide children 18 years and younger and students with disabilities up to 21 years old with healthy, no-cost breakfast and lunch through Aug. 2. Through funding made available by the U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition program, the Seamless Summer Option provides nutritious meals in school cafeterias from June 3 to Aug. 2. The program aims to bridge the gap left by the unavailability of free and reduced-price school meals during the summer months. view article arw

Frenship ISD and Aramark are teaming up once again to combat child hunger during the summer months. The seventh annual Tiger Bites Summer Feeding program will provide free meals for all children aged 18 or younger across the Lubbock and Wolfforth communities. Starting June 3 until July 26, children can receive a free lunch each day Monday through Friday at the two designated Tiger Bites feeding locations. All children are welcome, and they do not have to be a Frenship student to receive the meal. view article arw

Denton school board members voted unanimously Tuesday to apply for a federal program that will cover costs for breakfast and lunch for all students at 10 of its campuses for four years. Two of the schools are preschools. The remaining campuses are elementary schools. view article arw

It takes a Clear Creek ISD student less than five minutes to pre-order lunches online and pick them up at station, avoiding a long wait in a cafeteria line. The students are using SchoolCafè software, which allows parents and students to manage nutrition, view an online school menu and manage payments for student meals. Parents can add money to their student’s account, check the account history, set purchase restrictions and apply for meal benefits such as reduced meal costs for families in need of financial assistance. They can even order meals for their students to pick up. view article arw

Statistics show that one in four kids in Harris County suffer from food insecurity. Nation School Breakfast week was put in place to encourage schools to understand just how important a healthy breakfast is to a student’s academic success. Based on data from the School Nutrition Association, children who eat breakfast score higher in subjects like reading and math, standardized tests, have better concentration and memory, tend to be more alert and keep a healthy weight. Today, Pine Shadows Elementary Nutrition Staff and Principal Winstead will receive an award for providing grab-and-go breakfast for students–making it convenient for students to grab a quick healthy breakfast in the hallway on their way to class. view article arw

SARATOGA, Texas — It was an eventful weekend for West Hardin High School's AG mech FFA team. As they hooked up their trailers that they had worked all year on to bring and show for the Austin Rodeo competition, they loaded them up with some very special cargo. At the behest of AG teacher James Merrifield, the whole community had come together and gathered donations to bring on their way to Austin and drop off for the farmers that were affected by the devastating wildfires that have ravaged much of North and Central Texas. 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

Fort Bend ISD is going to begin serving up something different for some students who continually fail to pay for their lunches -- a cold cheese sandwich with a side of milk, and that's not sitting well with some parents. We're not talking about students who qualify for free school meals. But apparently, these repeat offenders have gotten so "forgetful" that it's draining the district's budget by hundreds of thousands of dollars. view article arw

Study: Eat school lunch after recess

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Because of a federal rule, kids throw away millions of dollars of fruits and vegetables every single day at school. But a new study shows a simple, no-cost trick that should leave federal policy makers saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?” When recess takes place before kids sit down to eat – instead of after - fruit and vegetable consumption increases by 54%. view article arw

Beaumont Public Health director Sherry Ulmer says West Brook High School cafeteria workers did not want old sandwiches to rot outside during the Beaumont Independent School District Thanksgiving week-long break, since they were not sure when the trash would be collected.  view article arw