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Schools to Focus on Health and Wellness of Students, Staff, and Families as Basic Conditions of Learning

Workplace wellness is gaining traction in the US, and many school districts now recognize that the benefits accrue to school communities as well. In recent years, Santa Barbara County schools have made great strides toward becoming Read more


Time to Eat? Not Necessarily

Pretend for a moment that you are an innovative Food Services Director determined to offer both healthful and delicious options to students. Your cafeteria staff has attended Orfalea’s SFI Culinary Boot Camp and is excited Read more

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Endorses Recess Before Lunch to Ensure Students have Enough Time to Eat

In a letter dated January 25, 2013, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson urged school leaders to ensure students have enough time to eat. In an addendum to the letter, the Superintendent offered suggestions Read more