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FREE breakfast for students in 4 elementary schools

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DESOTO – DeSoto Independent School District is launched a FREE Grab-N-Go Express Breakfast pilot program which began on Monday, May 10 and will last through the end of the school year for all students at the following elementary schools: Amber Terrace Elementary, Northside Elementary, Frank Moates Elementary and The Meadows Elementary.

ALL students at these schools, in all grades (PreK-5), are invited to join us for a FREE breakfast every school day as part of the pilot program.

FREE Grab-N-Go Express Breakfast will be served every school day from 7:15-7:50 a.m. in the school cafeteria for any student who would like breakfast. Meals will alternate between hot and cold breakfasts, such as sausage biscuits and breakfast burritos or cinnamon rolls and cereal. Each day, students will also get milk and fruit or juice.

There is no sign up! Students just need to be at school between 7:15 and 7:50 a.m. and they can enjoy a delicious breakfast for FREE!

The pilot is part of the DeSoto ISD Child Nutrition upgrades that also included redesigned lunches in April. The district, working in collaboration with Walker Quality Services, is streamlining production to reduce waste while simultaneously providing a wider variety of higher quality meals.

Students in elementary schools now choose from four selections each morning and then enter selected service lines at lunch to expedite the process and allow for longer student eating times.

Secondary schools now offer the traditional lunch lines along with a variety of food stations such as Italian, Asian, Mexican, salads, subs and wraps plus payment-only snack bars.

If successful, the breakfast program will be expanded to all seven elementary schools in the fall and possibly all schools in the district.

The first four schools were chosen based on the current enrollment of free- and reduced-lunch participants to assure success of the program.

Program funding is possible through state and federal reimbursements based on student enrollment.

Parents have received phone calls and e-mails through the district’s automated system and fliers are going home with students to let families know about the FREE breakfast program at their school.

For questions, please contact the DeSoto ISD Child Nutrition Office at 972-230-4780.

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Nelson Propane

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