Dallas ISD is leading the way among large Texas school districts in providing low-income students with nutritious meals and snacks throughout the day, according to a new report.
Children at Risk released a report on Wednesday that ranked Dallas ISD second among large school districts, with 75 percent of eligible students participating in school lunch and 63 percent participating in breakfast.
“We are honored to receive this recognition. Our people—campus-based kitchen teams, warehouse, central kitchen and office staff—are the reason we have the number two rated large school food program in the state,” said Michael Rosenberger, Executive Director of Dallas ISD Food and Child Nutrition Services. “Our meals boost student achievement, and the more students we serve, the better prepared those students are to achieve and accomplish academically, socially, and in extra-curricular activities.”
“Students who are not hungry and have eaten nutritious meals are healthier and ready to learn,” added Dr. Bob Sanborn, president and CEO of Children at Risk. “The school districts at the top of our rankings are doing the very best at making sure low-income students have one of the most important tools they need to be successful in the classroom.”