Compton Unified School District's new Farm to School program has been functioning and expanding since February 2004. The Compton Unified School District has thirty-nine schools and an average of 93.8 percent of students receive free or reduced price meals. With nearly 100 percent of elementary students in Compton eating at least one meal at school per day, CUSD has the opportunity to significantly impact the health of its children. For this reason, the district's new food director, Tracie Thomas (formerly of Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District) was inspired to implement a farm to school project as a way of offering kids exposure to nutritious food choices and fostering healthy behavior.
(This listing was last updated on May 24, 2005)
604 South Tamarind Ave.
Compton, CA 90220
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National Farm To School Program (FTS)
"Healthy Food, Healthy Kids: Southern California Farmers and Food Service in Partnership" is a workshop showcasing the Compton Unified School District's Farm to School Program. This LA area farm to school workshop will be held June 9, 2005 at CUSD's Enterprise Middle School. For more information, agenda, and registration go to our web site.