Success Stories
Lake Travis Rocks for NSLW  Minimize 

Lake Travis ISD celebrated National School Lunch Week with “The Lunch Rockers,” – illustrations of nutrition musicians that helped highlight healthy items on the menu.  The cafeterias even used TV screens to introduce the band members along with the menu items for the day and previews of their food for meal appeal.

Lake Travis ISD’s nutrition team also promoted the use of the selfie station by making Friday “Dress Like a Rock Star” day. Students were asked to “strike a pose” in front of the back drop. There were daily sticker giveaways for students who ate from the school lunch line. On the last day, stickers were placed underneath random lunch trays.  The lucky students who picked a tray with a ticket received blow-up guitars and sunglasses as prizes!

Dallas ISD 'flashes' with success  Minimize 

Dallas ISD got students up and dancing for a Flash Mob competition to celebrate National School Lunch Week (NSLW) 2017. Each of the district’s 226 schools was invited to submit a video of students dancing with NSLW excitement. Before NSLW, the nutrition teams at several schools were featured in a Flash Mob video to kick off the competition. The video featured staff dancing and cooking and it has gotten almost 2,500 views on YouTube.

The winning entry for students came from Dallas ISD’s Solar Preparatory School for Girls. It features a packed cafeteria with wall-to-wall dancing students and it was posted to Facebook along with several more of the best entries.

The staff’s kickoff video is here.

Zenia Ventura, in charge of Initiatives and Marketing for Nutrition Services, said the celebration and contest were as fun for the staff as they were for the students. The nutrition team also chose to order TDA’s selfie backdrop and floor decals for the high schools, and the elementary schools received the participation chart. All 226 schools in the district took part in the celebration.

La Vernia ISD Hosts Long List of NSLW Events  Maximize 

Big Spring ISD Makes the Most of Great Grant Opportunities  Maximize 

Magnolia ISD Recognized for Taking Steps to Increase Participation  Maximize 

2016 National School Lunch Week Successes
During National School Lunch Week 2016, students across Texas had the opportunity to "Vote for a Winning Lunch." The Texas Department of Agriculture developed ballots, a ballot box and other resources schools could use to encourage students to declare victory for good nutrition.
Commissioner Miller Visits Alice ISD for National School Lunch Week  Maximize 

School Lunch Candidates Debate at Copperas Cove ISD  Maximize 

School Lunch Candidates Hit Campaign Trail in Judson  Maximize 

2015 National School Lunch Week Success Stories
In October 2015, schools across Texas used the Texas Department of Agriculture theme "Discover the Great Plate of Texas with a Healthy Lunch"  to successfully introduce students to local products during National School Lunch Week, Farm Fresh Fridays and Local Products Challenge events. Success stories here and on the Farm Fresh Fridays pages show the innovation and creativity Texas schools use to introduce students to healthy meals.
Magnolia ISD Helped Students Discover Healthy Texas Foods  Maximize 

Coppell ISD Serves up Fun with Food Art, Local Products  Maximize 

2014 National School Lunch Week Success Stories

Texas students celebrated National School Lunch Week (NSLW) 2014 during the week of October 13-17 with the theme “Score Big with a Healthy Texas Lunch.” Across Texas, NSLW and the Texas Department of Agriculture's Local Products Challenge created excitement about school meals and Texas products. Success stories from the 2014 NSLW are featured below.

Magnolia Students Celebrate the Tastes of Texas During NSLW  Maximize 

Copperas Cove ISD Shows Texas-Size Enthusiasm for NSLW  Maximize 

Glen Rose ISD Students Explore New Foods for NSLW  Maximize 

Special Guests Serve Up NSLW Fun at North East ISD  Maximize 

Harlingen CISD Shines During National School Lunch Week  Maximize 

Round Rock ISD Features Tasty Texas Foods for NSLW  Maximize 

Raymondville ISD Students Extend NSLW Celebration by Decorating Texas Grown Pumpkins  Maximize 

Anthony ISD Lassoes a Texas-Size Celebration  Maximize 

2013 NSLW Success Stories
The schools featured below were included in the School Nutrition Association magazine's coverage of the 2013 National School Lunch Week celebration. Read about the National School Lunch Week successes from school districts across Texas.
Special Guests Help Lackland ISD Serve Tasty School Lunches  Maximize 

Texas Pumpkins Take Center Stage at Sanger ISD NSLW Celebration  Maximize 

Eagle Mountain-Saginaw school gets Rowdy for NSLW  Maximize 

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