Dallas ISD’s Food and Child Nutrition Services is – according to the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) – among the Best of the Bunch.
The TDA awarded the department a Best of the Bunch Award for its participation in the 2016 Local Products Challenge.
“By serving Texas agricultural projects as part of school meals and offering students an opportunity to learn about agriculture and locally grown food, the nutrition professionals in your district have taken the extra steps necessary to introduce students to local food and help them make smart nutritional choices,” said TDA Commissioner Sid Miller in a letter to the district.
Food Services has highlighted locally grown products through its Harvest of the Month program, when one particular item is included on school menus. Farmers have also visited schools to talk about their products and answer student questions.