Audio Report

Children's Lunch Program Aims To Bring Better Food, Health to Schools

Karen Brown of the Center for Ecoliteracy, Michelle Drake of the Elk Grove Unified School District and UC-Davis student volunteer Katie O'Malley spoke with California Healthline about a new program called California Thursdays, which brings locally grown food into school lunchrooms across the state. In all, the program serves lunch for nearly 1 million schoolchildren in the state -- about 1,700 schools in 15 districts.