The Board of Education recognizes the strong relationship between students’ nutrition/fitness/health status and their school attendance, access to education and ability to learn. Good health, facilitated by both knowledge and practice of healthy eating and exercise behaviors and habits, is a major factor in helping students and staff function at optimal levels.
This fall, take a pledge to start or strengthen a commitment to family meals with the Eat Better, Eat Together Pledge for Family Meals from Dairy Council of California. Once you've taken the pledge at Facebook.com/MealsMatter.org, you will receive tips, meal suggestions and learn how to balance meals with all five food groups. Plus, you have the opportunity to take a survey in November to qualify to win free groceries!
State Superintendent for Public Education Tom Torlakson has created a campaign "Team California for Healthy Kids" with a website with resources.“Because student health and student learning go hand in hand, we want to empower every child and every family in California to make healthy food and physical activity choices every day. With Team California for Healthy Kids, we’ll help make the healthy choices the easy choices. Our goal is no child left indoors.” – Tom Torlakson, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction.