Eat REAL partner school San Luis Coastal Unified School District(SLCUSD) hosted First Partner of California, Jennifer Siebel Newsom for a farm-to-school tour and school garden lunch last week. Guests were invited to learn about how the district integrates lunchroom initiatives with education for students. The food service team at SLCUSD, led by Food Service Director Erin Primer, has been recognized and awarded for their farm-to-school program, and creative and innovative school meals.
When asked about what they think of the meals at school, one ten year old shared, “School food is so good that I always go home and ask my parents for the same meals we eat at school!”
The district works closely with local farms to bring in as many fresh ingredients as possible for their students. The day’s menu included lentils from Kandarian Organic Farm in Los Osos, Cheeses from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Strawberries from Blosser Urban Farm, and other local ingredients from Atascadero.
“The support and commitment CA has made for universal free meals and farm-to-school programming is incredible,” said Erin Primer, Food Service Director at SLCUSD, “We are proudly leading the nation in prioritizing CA food for CA kids!”