North Monterey County Unified School District is Eat Real Certified!

North Monterey County Unified is Eat Real Certified! Eat Real is thrilled to announce that North Monterey County Unified School District is officially Eat Real Certified! North Monterey County Unified School District (NMCUSD), located in central California, serves over 4,500 students across seven schools. Nearly 90% of NMCUSD’s students are from Hispanic and Latinx families, many … Read more

Schools Can Be Our Nation’s Largest Food Waste Champions

Schools Can Be Our Nation’s Largest Food Waste Champions Thanks to our generous friends at ReFED for having us as guest bloggers to highlight how schools are an incredible lever for fighting food waste. Below is the article we shared: ReFED has reported that over 33% of the food supply in the U.S. is wasted and … Read more

Our 2022-23 Impact Report is here!

Our 2022-23 Impact Report is here! We are so excited about the impact we’ve made together over the last two years that we had to share the stats. But there’s so much more to the story. That’s why we’re  thrilled to share our 2022-23 Impact Report with you.  As you can see from the numbers … Read more

Introducing our Mid-South Partners!

Introducing our Mid-South Partners! In 2022, Eat Real, along with partners Communities Unlimited and Healthy Flavors, received a USDA Farm to School Grant to strengthen farm-to-school programs throughout the Mid-South region of Tennessee and Arkansas. Communities Unlimited is a nonprofit based in Arkansas that has been working tirelessly over the last five decades to strengthen rural … Read more

Healthy Meals for Kids: A New Framework for School Meals in California

We’re starting off the new year by celebrating a historic win in California that’s establishing a new model for children’s nutrition across the nation.  Senate Bill 348, otherwise known as Healthy Meals for Kids, proposed by California Senator Nancy Skinner, was signed into law at the end of 2023 and started taking effect this month. … Read more

Pajaro Valley Unified is Eat Real Certified!

Eat Real is excited to announce that Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) is Eat Real Certified! Based in the Watsonville area—known as the salad bowl of California—Pajaro Valley connects with local farmers to bring the abundance of their surroundings to the nearly 20,000 students across their 33 schools.  Collaboration with nonprofit partners such as … Read more

Capistrano Unified is Eat Real Certified!

Eat Real is proud to announce that Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) is Eat Real Certified, the first district in Southern California to do so! Headquartered in Orange County, CUSD serves 42,000 students and has achieved our green tier certification. The ninth largest district in the state (out of over 1,000 districts), CUSD is the … Read more

Natomas Unified School District is Eat Real Certified!

Eat Real is thrilled to announce Natomas Unified School District (NUSD) is Eat Real Certified at the green tier! Serving students in the northwestern Sacramento area, Natomas Unified is the second most diverse school district in the nation (New York Times, 2016), and the most diverse district in California. NUSD’s dynamic, committed food service staff … Read more

Meet Eat Real’s New California Districts

Eat Real’s 2023 California cohort represents three districts that collectively serve 44 schools and reach more that 21,400 students. The fearless Nutrition Services directors of these districts work with their staff to provide healthy, delicious breakfasts and lunches to all students, free of charge, every day. Their desire to seek Eat Real certification indicates their … Read more