Tools and articles for redesigning school meal programs and helping students learn about food's place in our lives

Students enjoying a school meal

Seven Proven Strategies to Increase Students’ Time to Eat

Providing sufficient time to eat school breakfast and lunch benefits both students and the school meal program.


2023 Leadership and Innovation Awards

The California Food for California Kids® Leadership and Innovation Awards honor leaders across the state for their creativity and initiative in school nutrition and farm to school programs.


Upcoming Event: School Food Innovator Series

Virtual gatherings for school nutrition professionals focused on building resilient school food systems in California.​

posters in cafeteria

Eating Learning Growing Resources

Award-Winning Graphics that Celebrate Students’ Cultures and California Fruits and Vegetables

student with school meal

California’s School Meals for All Program Proves More Students Eat When Meals are Free

California Student’s Participation in School Meals Outperforms National Trends


Eating Learning Growing

Resources from our professional development workshop on culturally relevant farm to school education.