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     August 9, 2018      #11-220 RLn

Long Beach Fresh, Transforming School Food

Long Beach Fresh, Transformando la comida escolar

By Melina Paris

The Long Beach School District feeds nearly 60,000 children daily. Earlier this summer, community members and parents came together to discuss  healthy food and food waste at the Transforming School Food panel discussion at Fremont Elementary School in Long Beach.

The event happened toward the end of the larger, weeklong food summit held at community restaurants and farms by Long Beach Fresh, founded by Tony Damico and Ryan Smolar to increase the production, distribution and consumption of healthy, local foods in Long Beach.

Nine panelists from both large and small organizations spoke on issues regarding healthy food access and healthy food education.

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