Meet Eat REAL Cohort 2021

Staff Training - Erin Primer

Eat REAL’s 3rd cohort represents over 76,413 students in California. Partially funded by a grant awarded by the California Department of Food and Agriculture as well as the generous support of our Eat REAL community, these districts have begun their Eat REAL Certification Journies.

Capistrano Unified School District

Capistrano Unified School District (@capofood) serves over 53,000 students in Southern California.

The food services team has worked hard over the years to build an understanding of the importance of school meals in their community. Their focus on student-tested and approved meals, progressive outlook on school food, and real food values make them a perfect candidate for Eat REAL Certification. We are so excited to be working with you!

Morgan Hill Unified School District

Morgan Hill Unified School District (@mhusdnutrition) serves 8,000 students in Morgan Hill, California.

The district’s food service program is right in line with Eat REAL’s mission of “helping kids learn to love real food”. Their school cafeterias recently brought in more organic local produce, and the district just installed a Freight Farm – a vertical hydroponic farm built inside a shipping container. They applied to Eat REAL Certification to test their program and prioritize their goals to continue to raise the bar for school meals. We’re so excited for your journey!

 

North Monterey County Unified School District

North Monterey County Unified School District (@NorthMontereyCountyUSD) serves 4,600 students in Castroville/Prunedale, California.

North Monterey has a powerful history of #FarmToSchool procurement and robust Farm to School Programming. Their goals are centered around building stronger connections with local small farms, and providing real food, nutrition, and agriculture education for their students. We are so excited to work with you to achieve your goals!

San Luis Coastal Unified School District

San Luis Coastal Unified School District (@slcusdfood) serves 8,000 students in San Luis Obispo, California.

SLCUSD sources the majority of their ingredients from San Luis Obispo County. They empower their students to build strong connections to the food they eat, and respect for where it comes from and the people who grow it. Through their certification journey, they are hoping to bring their program to the next level and showcase to their community the importance of school meals. We are excited to work with you and help you reach your goals!

South Monterey County Joint Union High School District

South Monterey County Joint Union High School District (@smcjuhsd) serves 2,400 students in King City California.

SMCJUHSD has a strong commitment to the health of its students and the planet. As a recipient of a competitive CDFA Farm to School Incubator Grant, the district is beginning an incredible Farm to School Journey bringing agriculture education. Students will participate in the farming and production of produce and protein used in school meals. We’re so excited to work with you along this journey!

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