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.