Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.
Downey Unified’s Food Services is a team of food and nutrition professionals dedicated to students’ health, well-being, and their ability to learn. By promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices, we support learning.
EATING BREAKFAST CHANGES LIVES…
On average, students who eat a daily breakfast:
Achieve 17.5% HIGHER SCORES on standardized math tests
Attend 1.5 MORE DAYS of school per year
Students who attend class more regularly are 20% MORE LIKELY TO GRADUATE from high school
High school graduates typically earn $10,090 MORE per year and enjoy a 4% higher employment rate
BREAKFAST & LUNCH is FREE daily for all Downey Unified Students
News and Announcements
In February, we celebrate all things to do with the heart, from Valentine’s Day to American Heart Month. American Heart Month encourages us to think about our cardiovascular well-being and to make healthier choices.
This January, we’re celebrating the many benefits of milk and how it, and dairy overall, helps keep our bodies strong.
Food Services is working on developing plant-based veggie bowls for our secondary students.
The Farm to School @ Home is a series of activities that teach valuable nutrition lessons for students to work on at home.
Lessons for K – 12th in Language Arts, Mathematics, Nutrition, and more! Check out downloadable handouts, activities, and workbooks for you and your students.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.