Lentils and beans prevent blood sugar levels from rising rapidly due to their high fiber content.
UCLA Health System


Avoid food products with a ratio of total carbohydrate (grams) to total dietary fiber (grams) greater than ten.
Mozaffarian RS et al, Public Health Nutr 2013


Vitamins and minerals contained in an avocado – including lutein, an eyesight-protecting antioxidant.
Wendy Slusser, MD


School meals provide almost half of daily calories for kids enrolled in the National School Lunch program.
Briefel RR et al, Journal of American Dietetic Assoc (2009) OR Let’s Move!


The National School Lunch program feeds about half of all kids in the United States each day.
USDA Food and Nutrition Service

This website, a project of the University of California Office of the President's Global Food Initiative, offers a toolkit of curated practical online resources to guide higher education institutions and other educational and community organizations, who work with pre-K-12 schools, to support student access to healthy and sustainable food.

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This website offers free resources for LA County health professionals and educators including publications, videos, a list of restaurants that offer smaller portions and healthier kids’ meals, an...
CFPA is dedicated to increasing access to nutritious, affordable food for low-income Californians. Its school-food related areas of focus are school breakfast and lunch, meal enrollment, afterschool nutrition,...