California schools serve 810 million meals a year, each one a chance to fight childhood obesity

Food Programs. SNP 2010-11 County Profile. California Department of Education

 

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Health and academic achievement go hand in hand. When students are healthy in mind and body, they miss less school, focus better in class, and are more likely to graduate. Health Happens in Schools works closely with education leaders, parents, and students throughout California to create positive learning environments where students can thrive. That means quality school food and beverages, incorporating exercise in the school day, and promoting social-emotional health that leads to improved behavior and better decision-making.

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