From July 2010

School Lunch and LAUSD

On July 12, Micheltorena parents and community members spoke at the LAUSD Board meeting and voiced their concerns about the processed nature and poor quality of foods currently served in school lunches at LAUSD public schools.  We must have made quite an impression, as the board decided to form a School Lunch Task Force and halt their $70 million dollar contract with Tyson Foods!

However, our work has only just begun!  An overhaul of the school lunch program will take continued advocacy and participation of parents and the community.  Join us on August 18 at Manual Arts High School, located at 4131 S Vermont Avenue at 6:30 PM to share in a discussion about LAUSD school lunch with representatives from of the board and food services.

Join us again at the next LAUSD Board Meeting on August 31, 2010 where we will continue to advocate for whole, unprocessed, locally sourced foods for school lunches.  The LAUSD Board meeting will be held at the LAUSD building located at 4th and Beaudry in downtown Los Angeles.  Park in the Visconti Residences parking lot, entrance on Miramar Street at Boylston (parking free with LAUSD validation!) Entrance to the meeting is on 4th Street.  Together, we can do it!  We hope to see you there!

Read more about the growing movement to overhaul school lunches at www.foodforlunch.org and  www.thelunchbox.org.

Read here about some changes that have already been made to LAUSD school lunch:  http://www.healthylausd.net/Programs/harvests.aspx

Send an email to friendsofmicheltorena@earthlink.org to get on our School Lunch Action Team email list.