The Lunch Tray began out of my interest in improving school food here in Houston and, logically enough, the majority of early TLT readers were Houstonians. It was a wonderful surprise when the blog quickly grew to reach a national (and international) audience, and at last count Houstonians make up less than 7% of my total readership. The scope of TLT has followed suit, becoming broader in its focus over time.
But I still get access to a lot of Houston ISD school food news through my involvement with HISD’s Food Services Parent Advisory Committee and the district’s School Health Advisory Council (SHAC). For months now I’ve been feeling the need for a place to share that information with interested readers — Houstonians, and anyone else wanting to know what’s going on in the nation’s seventh largest school district. I’ve also had the opportunity for the last few months to blog for the Houston Chronicle‘s Chron.com website, and I was looking for a topic likely to interest that audience.
That’s where The Spork Report comes in . . .
The Spork Report is a streamlined blog I’ve set up to share what I learn about HISD school food, to be updated weekly, or more often if my schedule allows (today’s entry is introductory; tomorrow I’ll have my first substantive post.).
These posts will also appear simultaneously on my Houston Chronicle Chron.com blog, which will now be called “The Spork Report” instead of “The Lunch Tray.” And, unless they’re so Houston-specific as to be of little interest to anyone outside our city, I’ll also share these posts here on TLT (with “Spork Report” in the headline). The Spork Report also has its own Facebook page and Twitter feed and you can subscribe to have updates sent directly to your email inbox.