Fighting Obesity One Thursday At A Time

In a move that would make Michelle Obama proud, California is helping students eat healthier with the “California Thursdays” program.

The program, a collaboration between the Center for Ecoliteracy and several school districts, is meant to provide students with a freshly prepared meal from locally grown produce at least once a week—on Thursdays. Currently 42 school districts participate in the program, including California’s largest school district Los Angeles Unified.

Matt Belasco, director of nutrition services for the Pittsburg Unified School District, received a 2015 California Food for California Kids Innovation Award by the Center for Ecoliteracy because of the district’s leadership of “California Thursdays” in Contra Costa County.

Read more at Contra Costa Times and California Thursdays.


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