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Panel 3: Kathleen de Chadenedes, Kim Greer, Nancy Weiss, and Bethany Markee.

School Wellness Summit Part 5: “We know that wellness pays in the long term, but how do we pay for it in the short term?”

Orfalea Foundation School Food Initiative Director Kathleen de Chadenèdes opened the third panel of the School Wellness Summit by sharing the primary objection she hears when promoting innovative ideas in school health and wellness: “Where Read more

It's hard to imagine a more beautiful spot for an early fall lunch than the Alisal Guest Ranch.

School Wellness Summit Part 4: An Environment for Innovation, Experimentation, and Sharing

After lunch – and you really don’t want to miss lunch at an event designed and managed by four professional chefs – attendees of the 2014 School Wellness Summit selected discussion tables to learn more Read more

Lompoc Unified School District Superintendent Trevor McDonald introduces the panel on Wellness and Student Achievement.

School Wellness Summit Part 3: What Hill Are We Willing To Die On?

During the second panel of the 2014 School Wellness Summit, a Superintendent, an Assistant Superintendent, and two Principals discussed the impact of wellness policies on student achievement. Trevor McDonald, Superintendent of Lompoc Unified School District, Read more

Congresswoman Capps Notes Santa Barbara County’s Progress in Addressing Hunger

In this Noozhawk article, US. Representative Lois Capps discusses progress in reducing hunger here in Santa Barbara County. http://www.noozhawk.com/article/043013_capps_santa_barbara_model_attacking_hunger/

This Just In: Breakfast is Important One Week Per Year

We try to avoid sarcasm and negativity on this site, but cannot resist noting that nearly all of the parents we know received notices that students would need a healthy breakfast this week because of Read more

Breakfast in the Classroom at La Cumbre Junior High

We’ll be posting a lot more about breakfast in the classroom, but in the meantime, here’s a news report from last year that explains some of the advantages for students and educators.