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Featured School Food Service Operation

Pittsburg Unified School District

Food Service Director Matthew Belasco implemented a plan that included school gardens to make students more conscious about healthy eating.


Welcome to the Outreach Toolkit for California School Food Service

California school districts are doing a remarkable job feeding our children and it is important to let others know of your successes. This Outreach Toolkit was created to help you promote the work you are doing to serve delicious, fresh meals to California school children. You will find a variety of no-cost/low-cost resources on this Web site that you can use to promote your school nutrition program, improve community perception, and increase meal participation.

Watch this short video on “The Changing Role of Food Service” produced for Mt. Diablo School District on the the importance of school food service within the school community.

Your main customers are your students; however, it is important for all stakeholders to be aware of the work you are doing and know the benefits of school lunch to the health of children. Therefore, we have included materials designed for your staff, students, parents, teachers and administrators, and the general community.

This Outreach Toolkit has something for every district, regardless of size or finances. We’ve made it easy for you to get started.

    1. Review the Web site for a complete listing of what is included.
    2. Use the easy "Steps to Developing YOUR Outreach Plan" to focus your plan.
    3. Select the online resource links to help you implement your plan.

Each resource comes with suggestions for use. Most resources are Microsoft Word documents that can be edited to include your school information or logo.