Students at four Pine Tree ISD campuses will no longer have to pay for breakfast or lunch, regardless of family income beginning in the 2019-20 school year. Pine Tree Primary, Birch Elementary, Parkway Elementary and Middle schools qualify for the National School Lunch Program Community Eligibility Provision to provide breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and will not collect meal applications. view article arw

School lunches at Jacksonville ISD have gone up 25 cents across the board for students, effective in August, when the new school session begins, according to district officials. Local school board trustees met Tuesday to vote on the price increase, as well as address other agenda items. Because JISD participates in the USDA's national school breakfast and lunch programs, breakfast is provided at no charge for Jacksonville students. view article arw

Volunteers handed out bags of food Tuesday to about 200 families at Pat Neff Middle School. The food is part of a Northside Independent School District distribution program in conjunction with the San Antonio Food Bank and Bill Miller Barbecue. 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