Austin ISD Reinvents Urban School Meals With Health-based Food Trucks

We now know that we are what we eat, literally. The nutrients in our food provide the foundation for the structure, function, and integrity of every cell in our body.

Today’s students within Austin Independent School District (AISD) are more sweet potato quesadilla with carrot and tomato escabeche than they are frozen chicken nuggets and tater tots of my school lunch past. Think more farmers’ market and less corner bodega, with a staff that includes a buyer, dietitian, and professional chef.

As a community, this is something to celebrate, considering the link between nutrition and academic performance and given that, as of 2015, 15.7 percent of Texas high schoolers were characterized as obese.

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Jaclyn Hubersberger