The University of California CalFresh Nutrition Education program (UC CalFresh) is partnering with the Santa Maria-Bonita (Calif.) School District (SMBSD) to promote healthier choices in the school cafeteria. Since March, SMBSD students were given the opportunity to try new vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, asparagus and sweet bell pepper, then vote on which they would like to see again at their salad bars. So far, the results have been overwhelmingly positive with a majority of students
UC CalFresh works with K-12 district on produce promotion
Santa Maria-Bonita schools already souces 80 percent of its produce locally.