Tag: Northeast LA



Why UEPI stands with striking LAUSD teachers and students

What does the teachers’ strike have to do with kids’ health? Everything UEPI has been dedicated to advocating for healthy food in the school system for over 20 years, organizing a parent coalition to ban soda from school, pioneering locally-sourced salad bar programs, and writing the first Harvest of the Month curriculum for pre-schoolers. Currently, […]



Piloting a fresh, new Harvest of the Month at Northeast LA schools

LAUSD teachers fondly remember Harvest of the Month: a nutrition education program using seasonal taste-tests to expose children to new fruits and vegetables. This month, we started a new pilot program using Harvest of the Month to bring together teachers, parents, and local farmers markets. Last week at Latona Ave. Elementary School, UEPI staff Rosa […]