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School cafeteria recast as ’50s-inspired diner for summer meals

Cleburne Independent School District in Cleburne, Texas, transformed one of its cafeterias into a 1950s-inspired diner for its summer meal program, WFAA reports. 

The idea for the diner came from the district’s child nutrition director, who wanted to offer students a place where they could hang out and enjoy a restaurant-style experience. School officials decorated the cafeteria with custom-made murals and added a retro fridge stocked with chocolate milk.

The district is required to offer free summer lunch since over 50% of its students qualify for free or reduced lunches during the school year. Officials say they serve an average of 35 to 50 students daily in the summer.

Read the full story via wfaa.com.

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