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California Thursdays

California Thursdays is a collaboration between the Center for Ecoliteracy and a network of public school districts to serve healthy, freshly prepared school meals made from California grown food. Serving fresh healthy food supports student health and academic achievment. It helps kids learn where their food comes from. Buying locally creates jobs and boosts the economy. It is also good for the environment. 

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Harvest of the Month is an initiative of the California Department of Public Health that features nutrition education tools and resources to support healthy lifestyle habits like eating fruits and vegetables every day. Oxnard School District serves Harvest of the Month Recipes the third Thursday of each month. 

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HOTM Recipes

Let’s Eat Healthy is a movement that invites multisector collaboration, coordination and co-creation to support children and families and build healthier communities through the pursuit of healthy eating habits. To find free nutrition education resources including lesson plans and how to join the movement.

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The Good Food Purchasing Program transforms the way public institutions purchase food by creating a transparent and equitable food system built on five core values: local economies, health, valued workforce, animal welfare, and environmental sustainability. The Center for Good Food Purchasing provides a comprehensive set of tools, technical support, and verification system to assist institutions in meeting their Program goals and commitments.

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‘Farm to school’ refers to a national movement that connects schools with local farmers and food processors in order to serve more locally grown, nutrient-rich and tasty foods in school cafeterias. Farm to school programs also include food, agriculture and nutrition-based education that includes standards-based curriculum and a host of hands-on experiential activities, such as school gardens, farm field trips, and cooking classes.

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Lean and Green

Lean and Green is a global movement with a simple message: once a week, cut the meat. The goal is to reduce meat consumption by 15% for our personal health and the health of the planet. Oxnard School District paricipates by offering mealess meals every Friday. 

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Food Corps

Food Corps is creating a future in which every school is a healthy school, and every child is well nourished and ready to learn. 

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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

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