Join us for this webinar from our Education Week Leaders To Learn From virtual event series. The annual Leaders To Learn From special report shines a light on forward-thinking district leaders who seize on good ideas and execute them well in their school systems. Find out more at leaders.edweek.org.
It can be easy for education leaders to overlook school breakfast and lunch when thinking about school improvement, but studies suggest children’s nutrition and experience of school meals can be a powerful tools to boost climate and student achievement. Betti Wiggins of Houston Independent school district in Texas has overhauled her district's outdated food services to provide healthier, tastier offerings, with more connection and involvement from their students. In the process, she has boosted meal participation, improved their financial bottom lines, and gotten their students excited about eating at school. Now she is testing piloting ways to use food services to support students’ academics, too. Come learn how your district can do the same.
Betti Wiggins, food service director, Houston Independent School District; and a 2020 Leader To Learn From
Sarah D. Sparks, assistant editor, Education Week
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