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Kid's Choice Café is an elementary healthy-choice breakfast and lunch program that encourages students to choose foods wisely and establish lifelong positive eating habits. Kid’s Choice Café is in each of the district’s 132 elementary schools and promotes the theme “It’s Cool to Eat at School.”
After making a selection from three entrées at breakfast, the salad bars are used to offer a selection of fruits. At lunch, students make a choice from three entrées and then go to a salad bar to make selections of salad, vegetables, and fruits. A monthly "Harvest of the Month" fruit or vegetable is offered to add a bit of excitement. When available, fresh, local fruits and vegetables are incorporated into the entrées and/or salad bar through the Farm to School initiative.
A Kid’s Choice Café lunch is $2.00 unless the student qualifies for free or reduced-price meals. Kid’s Choice Café menus are distributed to each student and posted on the Food Services website.
The KC News is the monthly Kid’s Choice Café newsletter. It is published in both English and Spanish. The newsletter is given to students to take home and is designed to be read by the entire family. The KC News features the “Harvest of the Month,” holiday and special promotions, new menu items and information on health and fitness.
In more than 52 elementary schools in the San Diego Unified School District, the school day starts with a teacher teaching ... and the students eating.
The innovative Breakfast in the Classroom program ensures each student starts the day right, with a nutritious breakfast. To watch the Breakfast in the Classroom videos, find teacher resources, and read more about the program, click here.