farm fresh challenge

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) congratulates our TISD Nutrition Services Team on receiving Best of the Bunch Recognition for their achievements in the 2022 Farm Fresh Challenge!

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the Thrall ISD nutrition team has successfully completed the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) 2022 Fall Farm Fresh Challenge. Throughout the month of October, TISD offered locally sourced Texas foods and provided garden-based learning activities to strengthen students’ appreciation for Texas agriculture.

“Participating in the Farm Fresh Challenge has a real impact on students, communities, and local agricultural economies,” Commissioner Miller said. “Connecting Texas farmers with school nutrition programs builds healthy habits that can last a lifetime. I am proud of all the schools that participated in this year’s challenge, and I thank them for the hard work they do to keep young Texans healthy all year.”

TISD joined 156 other school districts and charter organizations for the annual event, pledging to Eat Local, Teach Local, and Be Social. By serving healthy and balanced meals, offering agricultural and nutrition education, and prioritizing local Texas foods, the school has demonstrated dedication to the well-being of their students while recognizing the efforts of local farmers and ranchers to provide high quality food. 

Congratulations to our TISD Nutrition Services Team