Culture in Culinary: Superintendent Paul Cruz Tastes AISD's New International Menu Item

Austin ISD Superintendent Paul Cruz invites media to highlight some of AISD's newest international menu items.

School lunch menus at AISD feature many global flavors to introduce students to new foods and provide learning opportunities about cultural foodways. Items added to the menu for this school year that will be featured at this event include vegetarian manicotti, braised lentil tostada, and a mango smoothie made with local yogurt and homemade granola. We will also be featuring carrots from Johnson's Backyard Garden and a salad bar.

Who: Superintendent Paul Cruz and Food Services Executive Director Anneliese Tanner will be visiting a cafeteria to try new items added to this year's lunch menu.

When: 12 p.m., Monday, Aug. 19

Arrive at noon for an opportunity to try the delicious mango smoothie from our AISD Food Truck and to enter the kitchen to film b-roll footage if needed.

Where: Dawson Elementary School, 3001 S 1st St.

AISD Food Services provides meals to 129 campuses and is committed to expanding healthy food access, nutrition education and sustainability efforts. AISD is reinventing the urban school meal experience through programs such as breakfast in the classroom, food trucks, salad bars, and increased scratch-cooking.