by Lauryn Hughes | arts editor
Small but noticeable changes have been made in the cafeteria.
“On the serving lines they upgraded food displays, it’s just because they have the grant and the money, so it looks better and it’s more efficient for us to keep the food and vegetables cold,” cafeteria manager Maria Alonso said.
The old stands were no longer being supported by their providers.
“NEISD was contacted by our previous software company and told that the software product was no longer being supported/updated because it had been purchased by another company,” executive director of school nutrition Sharon Glosson said. “We needed to find a new software product for our operation. We evaluated proposals from three separate companies and selected PrimeroEdge School Café.”
Most students have been embracing the changes that have been made to the stands.
“I think [the stands] are really nice, I think it’s cool. I’m a little short so I can’t really reach the top but I think they’re nice,” senior Abby Williford said.
Along with the stand change, NEISD Nutrition Services have changed the brand of milk that is served.
“The milk vendor was changed to Borden Milk based on the most recent pricing provided by both companies,” Glosson said.
The school finances are also changing along with the alterations in the cafeteria.
“NEISD saved $274,258 annually by switching to Borden Milk. NEISD paid $74,473 to purchase the PrimeroEdge software and training,” Glosson said.
Overall the changes are here to stay and are starting to be embraced.
“I tried last years [milk] once and I hated it so I got water for the rest of the year, but this milk I usually buy at the stores. If I want a thing of chocolate milk, I buy that brand, so of course I think it’s better,” Williford said.