Lakeside Union School District Serves Students Meals for Success

Igniting Passion in Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Opportunities!
12335 Woodside Avenue Lakeside, CA 92040
(619) 390-2600

You are what you eat! That’s why in the Lakeside Union School District students are fed the best, healthiest meals made from scratch. Lakeside makes meals fresher and healthier through scratch-cooking that helps eliminate processed foods in students’ diets. The district has put a large focus on creating food and meals that will promote lifelong healthy eating habits.

According to the CDC, “Lack of adequate consumption of specific foods, such as fruits, vegetables, or dairy products, is associated with lower grades among students.” Through Lakeside’s initiative to provide healthy, well-balanced meals to their students, they are setting kids up for success not only physically, but mentally in the classroom. When students have healthy lifestyles it can help them achieve better test scores, grades, and higher attendance.

LUSD recognizes the benefits of providing healthy food and because of its excellent implementation of the program, has been able to train the neighboring school district’s staff members. The lakeside staff has also frequently spoken about the innovative meal program and the practices they use. The staff has been able to give presentations to the School Nutrition Association, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, and the California Farm to School Network, all of which are notable for their efforts to provide nutritious food to students. 

In addition to recognition from peers, Lakeside Union has also gained many awards for its excellent food program. Some of these awards include four USDA Western Regional Office awards for breakfast meal quality and excellence in summer meal programs. Lakeside has also received notable awards for personal achievement from the California School Nutrition Association, Food Management magazine, as well as a Foodservice Achievement Management Award.

To learn more about the nutrition services in the Lakeside Union School District, click here!

About Lakeside Union School District

The Lakeside Union School District (LUSD) is located in the East County area of San Diego, California and is comprised of seven elementary schools and two middle schools. LUSD is dedicated to providing a challenging environment that will instill a love of lifelong learning and promote academic, vocational and social skills necessary for fulfillment in students’ futures. LUSD strives to ensure every child has a quality education in a safe, accepting, and respectful environment where education is exciting.

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Company Name: Lakeside Union School District
Contact Person: Andy Johnsen
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Phone: (619) 390-2600
Address:12335 Woodside Avenue
City: Lakeside
State: California
Country: United States