• Tulsa Public Schools announces new school lunch program

    By: Ryan Love

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    TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa Public Schools is rolling out a new nutrition program in an effort to meet more students' needs.

    School officials are looking to work with students and families to adapt their menus in the district to what students want to eat in the 2019-2020 school year.

    "We know that our families are counting on us to care for their children every day, and that includes making sure that they have meals that are healthy and that taste great. When students are well-fed, they are better able to focus on learning, so school meals play an incredibly important role in helping our students stay on track to success." - Superintendent Deborah A. Gist.

    The new program is expected to locally sourced ingredients to provide a wide range of options.

    Students will be giving feedback that will be used to customize the menu.

    The feedback provided through surveys, focus groups, and other conversations will give time for staff to make changes and improvements to the menu within six weeks.

    The changes are expected to take place in the fall.

    The district also plans to launch mobile meal carts, vending stations, and an app with menu and nutritional information in the spring.


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