Focus On Nutrition As Students In The DISD Head Back To Class

Focus On Nutrition As Students In The DISD Head Back To Class

September 16, 2019 0 By Ewald Bahringer


150,000ISD STUDENTS WILL GO BACK TO SCHOOL ON MONDAY. AND OF COURSE, THEY WILL BE HUNGRY. AND NOW WE GO TO THE KITCHEN WITH WHAT IS NEW ON THE MENU THIS YEAR. Reporter: 150,000 STUDENTS, BUT 40 MILLION MEALS. BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND SUPPERS WILL BE SERVED ALL FOR FREE THIS SCHOOL YEAR. AND THE STAFF HERE KNOWS THEY PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE IN THE SUCCESS OF STUDENTS BECAUSE HEALTHY DIET EQUALS HEALTH THINK — HEALTHY BRAINS. YOU ARE GOING TO TELL US WHAT IS GONE ON IN THE MENU. WE HAVE A LOT OF EXCITING THINGS GOING ON AND WE HAVE 14 CHEFS THIS YEAR. WE’VE GOT A STUDENT CREATED MEN NUDE ITEM THAT WILL BE SERVE — MENU ITEM THAT WILL BE SERVED IN THE ENTIRE DISTRICT. THIS IS ANTIBIOTIC-FREE CHICKEN. Reporter: YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE SOMETHING FOR US. YES. WE HAVE OUR CHEF INSPIRED MENU. THIS IS ONE OF OUR MENU ITEMS, THE MEDITERRANEAN PASTA SALAD. IT IS INSPIRED BY ONE OF OUR CHEFS THIS YEAR. Reporter: WHAT IS IT LIKE FOR YOU TO JUST A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE START OF A NEW SCHOOL YEAR? YOU ARE SUPER BUSY. YOU ARE HERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. IT IS EXCITING. WE HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE BRIGHT AND EARLY THIS MORNING. WE’RE EXCITED TO HAVE OUR STUDENTS BACK. WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT OUR NEW MENU ITEMS. AND WE’RE EXCITED TO BE FEED OUR KIDS AND MORE HEALTHIER OPTIONS AND STILL MAKING IT BRIGHT AND COLORFUL AND FLAVORFUL. SO WE’RE EXCITED TO SEE THE RESPONSE WE GET FROM THE NEW MENU ITEMS. Reporter: AND TALKING ABOUT THE RESPONSE OF NUTRITION AND DOING WELL IN SCHOOL, ANY QUICK TIPS FOR PARENTS AS THEY GET READY TO SEND THEIR KIDS OUT THE DOOR? SMOOTHS. WE DO — SMOOTHIES PROGRAM HERE. EVERY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT GETS A FREE SMOOTHIE PROGRAM. GET YOURSELF SOME FRESH FRUIT,