District Enrollment & Demographics (2011-12)
- Over 664,000 students enrolled
- More than 650 school sites, including 448 elementary schools
- Provision 2 used at many sites
- Nearly 80 percent of enrolled students are eligible for free or reduced price meals
What and Where
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the largest school district in California and the second largest in the nation, has announced its commitment to serving Classroom Breakfast at over 260 schools by the end of 2012. Classroom Breakfast will operate district-wide in the next three years.
Having served Classroom Breakfast since January 2012, LAUSD’s Figueroa Elementary School is ahead of the curve.
In March of 2011, Share Our Strength, a national anti-hunger organization, launched the No Kid Hungry Los Angeles Campaign. The kick-off event was held in Los Angeles Unified School District at Figueroa Elementary School. The goal of the No Kid Hungry Campaign is to eliminate childhood hunger by 2015. The Campaign identified Classroom Breakfast as a key strategy for achieving that goal. For the next year, CFPA and partners worked tirelessly to make that strategy a reality.
Fast forwarding one year to March 2012, Figueroa Elementary School’s Classroom Breakfast program is well underway. LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, LAUSD School Board Member Monica Garcia, celebrities, anti-hunger and nutrition advocates, community-based organization, and other key stakeholders met at Figueroa to celebrate the school’s success and publicly confirm LAUSD’s commitment to district-wide Classroom Breakfast.
Nearly 100 percent of Figueroa students now experience the health and academic benefits of school breakfast each day — a dramatic improvement over the school’s 25 percent participation rate for conventional breakfast last year.
Kudos to LAUSD for putting students and breakfast first!