Australian delegation tours district’s successful summer meals effort


Texas Department of Agriculture representatives joined officials from Australia on July 23 in touring the Dallas Independent School District’s successful summer meals program.

The Australian delegation is touring five states in search of program initiatives that are successfully implemented and maintained. The group included the Honorable James Chown, parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Transport; Paul Miles, state member for Wanneroo; and Angela Olige of the Texas Department of Agriculture Commission.

While in Dallas, the group visited the Maria Luna Food Service Facility to view the central kitchen and food service preparation. Afterwards, the delegates traveled to Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School to observe the complete summer meals food service operation.

The Australian delegation will visit San Francisco, St Louis, New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans. Members called the trip to Dallas “the highlight of their visits.”

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