African American History month is here! We could not have so many great food options without some historical African Americans from the past. Here are just a couple to learn about…
- I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Alfred L. Cralle solved a tricky problem that long-vexed ice cream lovers. He used his interest in mechanics to create the “ice cream molder and disher.” His single hand, non-stick ice cream dispenser was patented in 1897 and has affected the world of ice cream ever since. Now his scoop is used in the best ice cream stands in every state.
- Hey, FreshDirect, you owe Frederick McKinley Jones one. An inductee of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Jones designed a portable air-cooling unit for trucks carrying perishable food; still a vital innovation to the food industry, for which he received a patent in 1940.
- Not only was Reginald F. Lewis the richest African American man in the 1980s, he was also the first African American to build a billion dollar company. That company was Beatrice International Foods, which he bought in 1987 and renamed TLC Beatrice International. The snack food, beverage, and grocery store conglomerate became the largest African-American owned and managed business in the United States.
- Mention the name George Washington Carver and the first thing that comes to mind is peanuts. But the former slave and scientist also developed products from sweet potatoes, pecans, and soybeans. His discoveries improved agricultural output and the health of the country’s farmers.
- Salty, crunchy, addictive— yup, talking about potato chips. George Crum invented the snack in the mid-1800s, after a customer at a Saratoga Springs resort supposedly complained about the thickness of the cook’s fries. To appease the customer, he cut the potatoes thinner and the result became known as “Saratoga Chips” or “Potato crunches.” Thank goodness.
Our School Food Program
Healthy Horns Hall features a seven-week breakfast and lunch menu cycle. The menu features many student voted favorites as well as international items they may not have tried at home. Every school day your student can receive a full hot breakfast and lunch tray FREE. Each lunch tray includes an entrée, vegetable, fruit, and milk box; free of cost to you. These meals are made in house by our classically trained chefs.
Our program is only maintained by funding through federal reimbursements based on our student’s meal status. Make sure to complete the National School Lunch Program Meal Application so that we can receive as much reimbursements as possible and keep the free meals coming to our school for all students!
- Students with Food Allergies must submit proper documentation from doctors to the nurse in order to have them on file in the Cafeteria. Only students with detailed documentation will give food substitutes for the allergies noted.
- Vegetarian options are available for every meal, please come by and speak with Chef Kimberly about your students specific vegetarian lifestyle
- Kitchen Hours are Monday – Friday 6:15am-3:15pm. Please use door bell located on the refrigerator door
- Call the Chef’s office at 512-495-3300
- Contact Chef Kimberly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions,comments, or concerns
Eat like a little longhorn…
Breakfast 7:20am-7:50am ALSO Lunch 10:45am- Noon
Full Meal Tray $4 (drink included)
Just Entrée $2
Just a side $1
Just Fruit 50₵
Coffee (refills included) $2 **50₵ discount on coffee if you bring your own cup!!
Topo Chico $2
Orange Juice $1
Milk Carton 50₵
Iced Tea (refills included) 50₵