Back to school: State funds go to new meal program in California
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Tuesday, Aug. 16 is the first day back to school for thirteen-thousand children in the San Diego Unified School District, and this year the kitchen may be the busiest spot of the morning.
According to new initiatives put in place during the pandemic, California districts are now requiring that all schools offer two free lunches every day to each student regardless of their free-reduced lunch status. KUSI’s Ed Lenderman joined SDUSD staff on Torrey Pines campus to talk about the exciting new program.
This universal food program is accompanied by district money for nutritional staff and nutritional training for teachers and students.