Making the Commitment to REAL Food
Since 2012, Eat REAL has been refining the Eat REAL Certification model by partnering with over 500 establishments including leading universities like Stanford University and schools like Boulder Valley School District. Going forward, we’re focusing on supporting impact in K-12 school districts.
Mt. Diablo Unified School District
Contra Costa County, CA
Certification Level: Green
Certification Date: 09/25/2020
Mt. Diablo Unified School District’s Food and Nutrition Services has achieved Eat REAL Certification at the Green level for their onsite regular programs. MDUSD has worked extremely hard to remove over 10 lbs of added sugar per student per year, increased sustainable ingredient sourcing, and increased the quality of ingredients (including removing harmful ingredients) across all of their regular menus.
REAL Food in Schools Collaborative
Mount Diablo Unified School District, Concord, CA
Supported by a Battery Powered Grant, Eat REAL partnered with a school garden nonprofit and a science curriculum nonprofit to create an ecosystem of support for Mt. Diablo’s real food journey. Mt. Diablo is approaching their final stages of the assessment and action implementation with anticipated certification in Spring 2020.
The following School Districts have made the commitment to improve school food programs
for over 84,000 students across the nation.
These leaders are helping further adapt the Eat REAL program for K-12.
Boulder Valley School District
“At the Boulder Valley School District School Food Project, we believe that for kids to learn, think and be the best they can be, they have to eat well. Because of this, we are dedicated to improving the health of each student by providing healthy food and offering nutrition education programs to grow young bodies and minds,” Chef Ann Cooper, Director of Food Services
Minneapolis Public Schools
“Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary & Wellness Services nurtures all students through access to quality food and active living. We are committed to serving true food made with fresh, whole ingredients that support the wellbeing of our students, community, and environment,” Bertrand Weber, Director, Culinary and Wellness Services
Vacaville Unified School District
“As we continuously try to improve our entrées, we pride ourselves on offering a variety of fresh and locally sourced fruits and vegetables daily. We believe that healthy eating habits start with exposure and options. While some seasons offer less variety, we promise to always ensure that all produce is in season and of high quality,” Juan Cordon, Director of Student Nutrition
Walnut Creek School District
Walnut Creek, California
“The WCSD Nutrition Department provides a quality school lunch experience with nutritious and appealing meals for students and staff which will engage, inspire, and empower healthy students today and in the future,” Rebecca Steffler, Food Service Supervisor