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Report
Student Nutrition Drives
Academic Performance
SFUSD at a Glance
• Over 55,000 diverse students in 139 preK-12 schools
• 61% of students qualify for free/reduced lunch
• Largest public food service program in San Francisco
 21,000 lunches, 6,000 breakfasts, 2,500 suppers, +
5,500 after school snacks on a daily basis
 48,000 pounds of food per day That’s
the weight of 2
school buses!
• Over the years, we’ve worked to increase
participation and there’s still room to grow
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Hungry Kids Cannot Learn
We know good nutrition is tied to better concentration
in class, better grades and better health
Better
Grades
Better
Concentration
Better
Health
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Health Eating +
Academic Achievement
SFUSD Middle School Health Survey Results
Youth Risk Behavior Survey developed by CDC
90%
80%
84%
70%
60%
67%
50%
72%
57%
54%
47%
40%
52%
38%
30%
20%
10%
0%
Students who got
mostly A's
Students who got
mostly B's
Ate Vegetables Yesterday
Students who got
mostly C's
Students who got
mostly D's/F's
Ate Breakfast every day in the past week
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Committed Board
SFUSD’s Board of
Education has a long
standing commitment to
promoting good eating
habits and providing
access to high quality
nutritious food
 Vision
 Investments
 Student-centered
policies
 Partnerships
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Student Centered Vision
www.SFUSDFutureDining.org
Platform that enables
community to connect
with SFUSD’s school
food program in
multiple ways.
Describes our vision,
provides project
updates, volunteer
opportunities, and a
donation platform.
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IGNITING A HEALTHY
FOOD REVOLUTION IN
SFUSD
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Freshly Prepared Healthy Food
• In 2012, Board of Education issued an Invitation
for Bid that called for fresh, healthy food with
detailed and high food standards
– All meals had to be freshly prepared and tasty
– Meet or exceed USDA requirements, including no nitrates
or nitrites in our meats, no high fructose corn syrup
– Standards were informed by community leaders, including
Department of Public Health, and parents
• Revolution Foods was the lowest bidder to meet
the standards set forth in our Invitation for Bid
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Combining onsite meal preparation with
Revolution Foods fresh and healthy meals
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A Combined Approach
• SFUSD has partnered with Revolution Foods since
January 2013; we collaborate to offer a healthy menu that
appeals to our diverse student population
• Having Revolution Foods take care of producing the
majority of our fresh meals allows Student Nutrition
Services to focus on increasing the daily impact of our
meal program
• The Board of Education has invested in SFUSD’s meal
program for over a decade; shifting to a fresh meal
program has helped increase the number of children
eating school meals
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Positive impact on:
Students
Families
School staff and
leaders
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“
This is the best thing that has
happened to my kids in the
history of their public
education.”
Ellen, parent of two 4th graders, SFUSD’s
Fairmount Elementary School
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6
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“Finally we can
feel proud about
encouraging the
kids to eat school
lunch. And they
like it too!”
Emily Romo,
Paraprofessional, SFUSD’s
Sunset Elementary School
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In Closing
• Students are with us more than six hours a day
for over a decade of their lives
• To strengthen academic performance we must
provide access to high quality nutritious food
• Not an expense, it’s an investment in the longterm health and wellbeing of our students and
our community
• Motivated Board of Education and strong
partnerships make it possible!
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