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The California Department of Education (CDE) provides leadership on and support of nutrition services to enhance the health, well-being, development, and educational potential of California’s children, adults, and families.
The State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, initiated the Team California for Healthy Kids campaign to promote good eating habits and physical activity throughout the day, every day, in schools, before and after school programs, childcare programs and communities. The campaign focuses on making healthy choices the easy choices. To view Superintendent Torlakson’s campaign, please go to the Team California for Healthy Kids Web page.
Tom Torlakson unveiled his Blueprint for Great Schools, which includes recommendations to improve nutrition and physical activity in schools. His Blueprint can be viewed at CDE’s A Blueprint for Great Schools Web page.