Taco Salad

Chef Demo: The Essential K-12 Taco Salad

This menu item increases lunch participation and gets kids hungry for vegetables at one of the largest school districts in Texas.

If school lunches  got report cards, the Taco Salad at Northside ISD in San Antonio, TX, would be getting straight A’s. This 12-oz. bowl excels at meeting nutrition requirements, driving participation and maybe best of all—getting kids and teens interested in eating salads.

The Northside district, the fourth-largest district in Texas, serves 112,000 total meals each day. On days when the Taco Salad is served, lunch participation is 86 percent, with nearly 30,000 students sele

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