Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project

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Healthy School Lunches Improve Kids’ Habits

Research shows that strong nutrition standards work.

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  • Westlake Middle School

    California’s Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is recognized as a national leader for transforming its lunchprogram to provide healthier, locally sourced food to students. Through the district’s efforts, student demand forfresh fruits and vegetables increased enough that Westlake Middle School decided to use a U.S. Department ofAgriculture kitchen equipment grant to buy a new... Read More

  • James A. Cawood Elementary School

    Extending across miles of the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky is the Harlan County school district, hometo James A. Cawood Elementary School, where more than 8 in 10 students qualify for free or reduced-pricelunches. Read More

  • Del Mar Elementary School

    Santa Cruz County, on California’s central coast, is a rich agricultural region producing a diverse array of fruitsand vegetables. But unfortunately for the students at Del Mar Elementary School, the appeal of these fresh foodswas not reflected in their cafeteria until three years ago, simply because the school lacked the proper serving anddisplay equipment. To solve this problem, Del Mar... Read More