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The station was switched to full service to foster food safety and fight waste.
Students will be able to create their own dishes based on rotating themes, such as “street taco Mondays." Pre-prepped ingredients will be used to assemble the dishes...
Reusable thermoses will take their place in the dining hall.
The initiative is expected to reach an extra 200,000 students in the nation’s biggest school district. It is not anticipated to cost the city additional money.
Students had been requesting Cuban food on campus. Vicky Cafe will serve traditional Cuban cuisine, including tostadas, pan con bistec and cafe con leche.
Its five cafeterias were remodeled with decor ranging from a jungle to a 1950s-style diner. The district’s foodservice fund was used to pay for all the renovations.
The move came about after HISD received approval from the USDA and the Texas Department of Agriculture. All of the 210,000-plus students enrolled will benefit.
The greenhouse will supply food for one of the district’s high schools and is a part of Marion County Hospital District’s Fitness and Nutrition in Schools project.
The plan allows students who move in early to get on a plan before the semester starts. The plan lasts one week, ending when the fall semester’s meal plans begin.
Starting this fall, students will be able to enjoy on-the-go items such as bento boxes and Greek yogurt panna cotta.

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