District Receives $72,000 Grant To Support Food Literacy For Students
Student health and wellness is important to success in the classroom. When a student has trouble concentrating or feels tired due to poor diet, it affects her/his ability to achieve their full potential. That is why to kick-off Sugar Awareness Week, Sacramento City Unified School District and Food Literacy Center were proud to announce on Tuesday, January 16 that Raley’s has awarded $72,000 to support the center’s work in educating district students about the importance of eating their vegetables and maintaining a healthy diet. Watch our highlight video to learn more about how this grant award will continue to advance student wellness efforts in our district. Please also click here to take our student wellness policy survey.
The Food Literacy Center inspires and teaches low-income elementary children to eat their vegetables by teaching them to cook and the importance of nutrition to improve our health, environment and economy. The center’s mission is to inspire kids to make healthier food choices. Sacramento has a 40% childhood obesity rate, and only 4% of kids eat their daily amount of vegetables, so food literacy programming is critical to helping them learn to eat–and love–vegetables. They are learning to protect one of their most precious assets–their health.