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Food Access Materials + Resources

Empower healthier families and communities by supporting access to nutritious food and nutrition education.

Explore methods to support food access.

Food insecurity rates across California are increasing as economic hardships continue to be exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As educators, school foodservice professionals and members of the school community, you are student champions and the advocates making it possible for families experiencing food insecurity to receive the nourishment needed for optimal health. 

We encourage you to explore the food access resources below and bookmark this page for future use. We will continue to add new content, materials and resources to this page, and if there are specific resources you find valuable and would like to share, please let us know. 

We believe in the power of collaboration and know it is vital to prioritizing children’s health and building healthier communities. That is why we created the Let’s Eat Healthy movement, which aims to empower stakeholders to champion community health through nutrition, including teaching and inspiring communities, and find solutions to make nutritious foods like milk and dairy foods accessible and affordable to all. As you continue to do the great work you’re already doing, we invite you to join the Let’s Eat Healthy movement.

By joining, school community professionals like you with be joining with other stakeholders in the nutrition and health community to collectively enable change that is far greater and more impactful than what any single organization can do on its own. A nutrition education organization, Dairy Council of California has elevated the health of children and families through the pursuit of lifelong healthy eating habits for over a century, and the Let’s Eat Healthy movement will allow all of us to continue to empower healthier communities throughout California and beyond. 


Summer Meals

Download or order summer meals flyers to engage your whole community today!

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September is Hunger Action Month

Dairy Council of California encourages everyone to take action to end hunger.

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How Do School Meals Support Healthy Healthier Kids?

Bessie O'Connor, RDN, explains how school meals provide a critical access point for nutritious foods

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Why Is Milk an Important Part of School Meal Programs?

Megan Holdaway, RDN, discusses the important role of milk in school meal programs.

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Looking for Community Education Materials?

Explore booklets and tip sheets that help education communities learn about healthy eating patterns.