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NEW! Cafe LA Catering Menu

Are you thinking of catering an event at school? Let Café LA cater your next event. We have everything you would need for small business meetings, teacher get together, or parent meetings.

Inside our catering brochure you will find menu options and pricing information. To order, please contact the school cafeteria manager at least 2 weeks prior to the event. Our cafeteria manager will help customize the catering menu to fit your needs. Cafe LA offers delicious, nutritious food at reasonable prices.

See our Cafe LA Catering Menu Brochure HERE.

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.

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.

Improving Food and Nutrition Resolution

Implementation Plan

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.

PSA (English)  |  PSA (Spanish)

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 .