Farm to School Contest
The Farm to School Program educates students first hand about where the food they eat in school comes from and where it’s grown.
To win the Farm to School Field Trip Contest, teachers submitted photos of their schools’ working gardens and essays describing how the field trip would educate students about nutrition and local, sustainable food. Dorris Place was one of the five schools that won. See their personal experiences in THESE letters.
Food and Nutrition Policy
LAUSD and the Food Services Division has passed a policy for Improving Food and Nutrition. For the entire resolution and implementation plan, please see the links below.
Breakfast in the Classroom - CBS Evening News
Schools work to feed hungry students. An estimated 16 million American children under the age of 18 are currently considered food-insecure with limited or uncertain access to nutrients. Some cities are trying to fill the gap by feeding children in the classroom. Check out Breakfast in the Classroom featuring Cienega Elementary on the CBS Evening News.
LA Schools Embark on Anti-Obesity, Healthy Food Program
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) takes on child nutrition beyond lip service and goes the extra length to make food not only good for the health but acceptable to the palate of kids. The second largest school district in the U.S. is making improvements to school lunches in ways that students consume familiar-looking food without knowing that it had been modified to carry extra nutrients. READ MORE
Health Habits with Board Member Nury Martinez PSA
Click on the link(s) below for Lunchtime with Board Member Nury Martinez.
LAUSD Good Food Procurement Methods
The purchasing of Good Food is a vital component to providing the nutritional needs of all children in the LAUSD. The Governing Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District commits to the Good Food Purchasing Pledge to improve our region’s food system through the adoption and implementation of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC) Good Food Purchasing Guidelines.
For the entire resolution READ MORE
Cafe LA Fact Sheet
For current key information see our Cafe LA Fact Sheet .