Amarillo ISD opens a bakery to meet new healthy school meal requirements

“The school district built their very own bakery to provide its 53 schools with whole grain bread, which is one of the new healthier requirements. “We make loaf bread, hamburger, hot dog buns, rolls and hoagies,” said AISD Food Service Director Brent Hoover. “Then any other products like chicken nuggets, corn dogs, or anything that is made with a breading type ingredient like grain has to be whole grain and we are 100 percent compliant with the USDA regulation.”

The bread is made from scratch and served fresh to students on a daily basis. The AISD Bakery produces about one ton of dough each day, which ends up providing about 9,000 meals to local students.”

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