We're about a month away from the start of summer vacation for students in San Antonio. A local school district is planning ahead to help kids during the summer. The Southside Independent School District is launching a city-wide food drive to benefit many of the 6,000 children who live in the district. It runs now through May 17. view article arw

 Is white bread about to make a comeback on school lunch menus? After complaints of gritty macaroni and cardboard pizza crusts, the Trump administration rolled back a rule that required foods like pasta and bread be made with whole grains. The cafeteria directors who lobbied for the change say they just want greater flexibility to serve foods like white bread — which are more processed and have less fiber — when whole grains don't work. view article arw

The Donna school district topped the Texas School Food Rankings for providing daily meals to low-income students. Children At Risk, a nonprofit organization that informs the public on children’s health and education, provided the rankings. The organization analyzed data from the Texas Department of Agriculture to determine and weigh various aspects, according to Jenny Eyer, the organization’s director for Center for Child Health Research and Policy. Five other school districts from the Rio Grande Valley were also on the organization’s top 10 list. view article arw

TBM to feed children of Alto ISD

April 2507:45 AM

TBM is stepping up to help feed the students of Alto Independent School district for the remainder of their school year due to extensive damage of the school’s cafeteria. TBM will set up a Field Kitchen and train the school’s kitchen staff how to use it. The setup and training will begin Tuesday morning, April 23. The Alto ISD staff should be ready to cook for students beginning Wednesday morning, April 24. 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

January 1508:18 AM

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