LAUSD’s new menu and new campaign for student health

Thanks to initiatives within LAUSD Food Services with support from UEPI’s Healthy School Food Coalition, California Food Policy Advocates, and the LA County Department of Public Health, the food served to students at LAUSD this school year will be dramatically different and vastly improved.  Read the LA Times article about the new menu items students will be eating this year, and for Spanish speakers, read the La Opinión article about the districts new campaign for health and commitment to do its part to reduce childhood obesity.

This week LAUSD launched its “I’m in” campaign to get students to participate in school meals and get excited about learning.  This is also the launch of CafeLA’s new menu, which features healthy meals inspired by cuisines from all over the globe, with an emphasis on whole grains and lots of fresh vegetables.  The new menu also reflects the new USDA proposed rule for the national school lunch program.  Take a look at the pictures, and see the changes for yourself!

CafeLA Quinoa and Veggie Salad from 5 Star Gourmet
CafeLA Greek Salad from 5 Star Gourmet
New menu items on display: whole-wheat naan, vegetable curry, sweet potato fries
CafeLA vegetable curry




Megan Bomba works on the Healthy School Food Coalition project, working with local school districts and community members to improve school food and awareness of nutrition issues.  She has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Oberlin College and an M.S. in International Agricultural Development from U.C. Davis.

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