Federal Officials Visit Pasadena Unified to Spotlight Innovative Food and Nutrition Programs

USDA highlights the importance of promoting healthy choices

Published : Monday, October 27, 2014 | 7:51 PM

On October 27, Congresswoman Judy Chu and USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon joins Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) leadership and community leaders at Cleveland Elementary School to observe successes the school has had with the National School Lunch Program and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

With high student participation in the free and reduced school lunches, Cleveland Elementary School is positioned well to provide kids the healthy foods they need to achieve academic success. This visit comes on the heels of National School Lunch Week and Food Day, during Farm-to-School Month when activities are taking place throughout the nation.

Monday, October 27, 2014

11:55am PDT

WHAT: Congresswoman Chu and USDA officials along with distinguished guests acknowledge the successes of the Community Eligibility Provision at Cleveland Elementary School. Guests will eat lunch with the students and tour the school garden.

WHO: Dr. Judy Chu, U.S. House of Representatives for California’s 32nd District

Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary for USDA Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services

Jacque Robinson, City of Pasadena Vice Mayor

Tyron Hampton, PUSD Board of Education Member

Dr. Elizabeth Pomeroy, PUSD Board of Education Member

Dr. Brian McDonald, Interim Superintendent – PUSD

Ralph Peschek, Food Service Director – PUSD

WHERE: Cleveland Elementary School

524 Palisade Street, Pasadena, CA 91103


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