Houston district stays ahead of curve on healthy lunches

Whole grains and reduced salt are key factors of meals.

April 19—With school lunches shaping up across the country due to new federal guidelines, Spring Independent School District is staying ahead of the curve by offering menus with plenty of healthy options.

At Spring ISD, all the bread products are whole-grain—from the pizza crusts to the dinner rolls. All of the flavored milks are fat-free, and regular milk is only offered at 1 percent. Salt has almost been eliminated from all recipes, and fresh fruits and vegetables are the focus.