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AISD Encourages Parents to Not Pack Lunches


  • AISD is encouraging parents to not pack a lunch for their children
  • The district says if more students eat the breakfast and lunch provided at the schools, they will be able to improve the quality of ingredients
  • Their goal is to only use grass-fed beef, and offer organic produce and milk
  • The only way to provide such ingredients would be if more students opted to eat lunch at school instead of packed lunches
  • If more students eat meals at school, the AISD would receive more federal funding through the National School Lunch Program which reimburses school districts on a per-student basis, whether kids buy lunch or receive free or reduced-price meals
  • To reach their goal, half of the students in the district must eat breakfast at the schools and three-quarters must each lunch
  • About a third at school breakfast and about half ate school lunch last year
  • Some parents have expressed packing a lunch helps their children spend more time with their friends rather than waiting in lines for food which could cut into their already limited break time

 

More information:

https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/austin-isd-encourages-more-parent...

 

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