School Lunch Tour: Capistrano Unified School District

School Lunch Tour: Capistrano Unified School District Experiencing what school lunch can be. We already know that America’s public schools are our country’s largest restaurant chain, but we believe they can also be the best restaurant in town. Our participating districts are proving it! That’s why we’ve started the School Lunch Tour series — a … Read more

White House unveils Eat Real’s commitment to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities

Incredible news! The White House unveiled Eat Real’s commitment to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities this morning. We’ll share the full details soon, but the most important part is that we’ve pledged to optimize $1BILLION in school cafeteria budgets toward delicious, nutrient-dense, culturally relevant, and planet-sustaining food. This translates into helping ONE MILLION children … Read more

Eat Real Visits Washington, DC to Discuss Nutrition Equity for America’s Schoolchildren

Eat Real CEO Nora LaTorre, WANDA CEO Tambra Raye Stevenson, and USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Lester Moffitt moving mountains to address child nutrition security, in schools and beyond, as part of 2023 Organic Week in Washington, DC Last week, Eat Real CEO Nora LaTorre was in Washington, DC to participate … Read more

It Takes a Village to Transform School Food

Serving thousands of students nutritious meals every day takes a dedicated team of school food professionals. From the nutrition staff and chefs who create the recipes with local ingredients, to the administrators who support these changes, to the communities who care about an equitable cafeteria experience for their students, it truly takes a special group … Read more

Celebrating Earth Day 2023 with Farm To School Visionaries

Last weekend, Eat Real’s CEO Nora LaTorre and Board Member Miguel Villareal celebrated Earth Day at a special event hosted by California’s First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newson at the gorgeous Soil Born Farms in Sacramento.  The event was intended to highlight California’s Farm to School program and make the connection between food, health, and climate … Read more

How Healthier School Meals Can Help Heal the Planet

Each day in America, thousands of school foodservice workers spend their days in kitchens and cafeterias preparing meals for our nation’s students. In big cities and small towns, as students roll in, cafeterias are busy getting ready to feed the roughly 30 million children who eat school food every day.  If you treat our nation’s … Read more

Eat Real on the Be Well By Kelly Podcast: Listen Here

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make school lunches healthier for children and the planet? Recently, Eat Real’s CEO, Nora LaTorre, and San Luis Coastal Unified School District’s Director of Food and Nutrition Services, Erin Primer, joined the Be Well By Kelly Podcast to share their experiences in transforming school food.  Listen to … Read more

Behind the Scenes with Three Eat Real School Districts

One of the favorite parts of our jobs at Eat Real is getting the opportunity to visit the schools participating in our certification program. Recently, our team made three trips across the Bay Area to see first-hand how School Nutrition Directors across the region are transforming school food. We also had the good fortune to … Read more

What Our Schools Can Do for Our Children’s Health

Food is medicine, and what we eat can significantly improve our health. As students eat a significant portion of their daily calories at school, school meals are an incredibly effective tool for improving children’s nutrition and health

Meet Eat Real Cohort 2022

Eat REAL’s fourth cohort represents 118,800 students in California. This cohort represents the diversity of the state and is led by inspiring Directors working to raise the bar for school food.