The Weslaco ISD Food & Nutrition Services Department was ranked among the top ten in Texas for their excellent job ensuring Texas’ students receive nutritious meals both throughout the normal school day and in times of crisis like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Kroger School Food Rankings, in partnership with Children at Risk, recognize school districts in Texas that go above and beyond to provide nutrition to students.
“I am very thankful and proud of all our Food & Nutrition Service employees,” FNS Director Dora Peña said. “It has been a team effort, including our cafeteria managers, employees, office staff, administration and our Board of Trustees. Everyone has taken a part in making this achievement possible, taking care of our community children and meeting the many pandemic challenges.”
The 2020 Kroger School Food Rankings evaluate how districts across Texas provide meals to low-income school children by focusing on meal preparation rates and after-school programs offered in each district. Children at Risk utilizes Texas Department of Agriculture data and Texas Education Agency data to generate the district scores and district rankings.