AASA’s Children’s Programs On the Road: Traveling to see School Breakfast in Houston, Texas and Meriden, Connecticut

Members of AASA’s Children’s Programs Department traveled to Spring Independent School District (Spring ISD) in Houston, Texas and Meriden Public Schools (MPS) in Meriden, Conn. continuing their site visits to provide on-the-ground technical assistance to school districts participating in the organization’s School Breakfast Initiative.

Superintendents Rodney Watson (Spring ISD)  and Mark Benigni (MPS) joined AASA on site visits to elementary and high schools and saw how this program directly impacts their students. Highlights during these visits included the implementation of breakfast kiosks, smoothie bars and Grab & Go options.


 SpringISD Smoothies Meriden Charge up Smoothies
Delicious smoothies at Spring ISD (top) and Meriden Public Schools (bottom).


Spring ISD, Texas

School Breakfast at Dekaney High School  Spring ISD Kiosks

Superintendent Rodney Watson stands at one of three breakfast kiosks at Dekaney High School at Spring ISD in Houston, Texas.

These kiosks are used by 2,600 students; breakfast participation at this high school increased significantly to 46 percent, which is amazing for high school participation.
Spring ISD Classroom
We at AASA Children's Programs also enjoyed our visit to Cooper Elementary school in Spring ISD to see Breakfast in the Classroom.

Meriden Public Schools, Connecticut


Meriden Vending Machine  Meriden Charge Up Sign

Meriden Kiosk Sign

Vending machine option Kiosk options at Platt High School in Meriden Public Schools


Meriden Students Meriden Grab and Go

Meriden Grab and Go food

Students in line waiting for School Breakfast "Grab & Go" options at Hanover Elementary school


 For additional information about AASA’s School Breakfast program, visit http://www.aasa.org/ChildrensPrograms.aspx. 

Learn more about our On the Road Site visits here.


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