Miami’s food truck craze catches on for school meals

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Specialty food trucks have become a staple at community gatherings, art walks, football games and other big events — and, in Miami-Dade, public school campuses.

Adapting the national trend for its own use, Miami-Dade County Public Schools first rolled out a food truck last summer as a way to deliver healthy meals to students for free at no cost to the district, thanks to partnerships with sponsors.

While food trucks have grown in popularity nationwide over the last five years, relatively few school districts have tapped into the trend.

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