Anaheim Removes Chocolate Milk and Adds Salad Bars


The removal of chocolate milk pilot at Lincoln and Edison Elementary Schools located in the HEAL Zone has sparked similar changes across the Anaheim City School District (ACSD). Christopher Corliss, Program Coordinator from the Center for Healthy Kids & Schools, congratulated the district for setting the bar for all Orange County schools. Leslie Coughlan, ACSD Pupil Services Director, and Activate Anaheim coalition member, attributed the changes to strong principal support, the Rethink Your Drink education campaign, and the work of parent advocates. For more information on Activate Anaheim contact John Guastaferro.

Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) has also made strides in improving access to healthier lunches for high school students. Through their strategic partnership with United Fresh Produce Association (UFPA), Terry Pangborn-Gerner, Director of Nutrition Services, implemented 18 salad bars in AUHSD. UFPA, the founding partners of the Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative, has worked with the  produce industry to donate over 400 salad bars to schools throughout California. For more information on UFPA visit their website.