Spring ISD Proves Even School Breakfast Is Big in Texas

When serving nearly 20,000 breakfast meals a day, the foodservice department must be a well-oiled machine. In the case of Spring Independent School District (TX), it’s more like a massive food workshop.

For National School Breakfast Week (NSBW), school nutrition professionals are highlighting some of the district’s breakfast programs nutritional best and encouraging students to read by incorporating education contests for the week as well. During National School Breakfast Week, Spring ISD plans to hold various taste tests with new recipes and flavors, like new pastry items and smoothies.

School nutrition professionals are also working with school officials to hold a Read Across America reading contest. They are giving away books when students participate in NSBW celebrations. They are also holding a decorate a plate party, where students will decorate their plates using literary characters. In addition to a new child nutrition chef and dietitian, Spring ISD has many new recipes on their school menus for both breakfast and lunch.

The district offers Breakfast in the Classroom, giving students more chances to eat breakfast before class and eat after they’ve already entered the classroom. They have both hot and cold breakfast meal varieties. At the middle schools, traditional cafeteria breakfasts are all the rage, with scratch made fresh fruit smoothies. Grab N’ Go Breakfast is available for their three major high schools, a food cart that meets students as they get off the bus when they arrive at school. Similar to the fast food establishments of today, students can choose from a plethora of options, including breakfast tacos and pizza, fruit smoothies, yogurt parfaits, etc. Whole grain cereals, muffins, Pop-Tarts, sausage/ egg breakfast toasters and fresh fruit top off a breakfast meal. They also feature some locally sourced ingredients, like their bread rolls and farm fresh milk.

NSBW 2020, made possible in part by the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and Kellogg’s, is scheduled for March 2-6, 2020. To learn more, visit National School Breakfast Week 2020.

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