Protein power pack Dallas ISDrsquos newest innovation is the Smart Box a reimbursable meal neatly contained within one ecofriendly package The district hopes the box will attract students who were bringing their lunches from home

Protein power pack: Dallas ISD’s newest innovation is the Smart Box, a reimbursable meal neatly contained within one eco-friendly package. The district hopes the box will attract students who were bringing their lunches from home.

Dallas ISD introduces grab-and-go Smart Boxes

Texas’ second largest school district continues to innovate with Smart Boxes packed with whole grains, protein, fruits, vegetables and a whole lot of convenience.

The Dallas Independent School District (ISD) is always looking for new ways to improve its meal programs. Last May, it replaced polystyrene trays with compostable plates, eliminating 225 million pieces of Styrofoam waste a year and giving students a more home-like dining experience of eating on plates.

When the school year begins this month, elementary, middle and high school students will have a new grab-and-go Smart Box option for lunch when they queue up in the main cafeteria

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