This year, we’re also taking additional steps to ensure our students don’t go hungry. Spring ISD already offers free breakfast to all students in every school. In addition, through a special federal program, students who attend many of our schools are able to eat free lunch. And, free supper is provided to students involved in afterschool programs at many of our schools.
New this year, we have added a trained chef to work with our dietitian on developing kid-friendly and kid-tested menu items that our students actually enjoy and will eat. Elementary students will be served a new scratch-made Texas chili, home-made quesadillas and a new Rainbow Salad, to name a few items. Ethnic dishes are on the menu for middle school and high school students, including fresh Chicken Tikka Masala, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and Cajun Roasted Red Potatoes.
Menus and pricing are available on the district website but also at www.SchoolCafe.com, which offers complete nutritional information and an easy way to manage your child’s lunch account. Sign up using your child’s student identification number.
Share Tables are coming in January 2020 to two elementary schools, which will pilot the program that gives students the option to place “shareable” food they don’t want on a table where other students, who may still be hungry, can pick it up.