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Secretary Ross joins groundbreaking for Food Literacy Center’s future cooking school

Secretary Karen Ross (second from left) is joined by Sacramento Unified School District (SCUSCD) Board of Education Member (Area 1) Lisa Murawski, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (Sacramento), SCUSCD Superintendent Jorge Aguilar, Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Hansen, and other local leaders.

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross participated yesterday in a groundbreaking event for the Food Literacy Center’s future cooking school at Leatatta Floyd Elementary School in Sacramento. Food Literacy works with school districts to inspire children to eat their vegetables while also teaching nutrition and cooking skills.  

The location, known as “Floyd Farms,” will be home to a city-run community garden, the cooking school, and student gardens managed by Food Literacy program staff. The project will serve the 330 elementary school students enrolled at the school and their families, as well as students throughout the Sacramento City Unified School District and the community.

Secretary Ross with Amber Stott, Founder/CEO of the Food Literacy Center

“We’re fortunate to have a school district that has increased its commitment to healthy eating through this project,” said Secretary Ross. “Having a state-of-the-art facility is a showcase for what is possible when our schools embrace healthy eating as a pathway for student success.”

Congratulations to the Food Literacy Center and the Sacramento City Unified School District for bringing together a partnership to make this happen!

Architectural rendering of the planned facility

For more about the groundbreaking event and the planned facility, please see the Food Literacy Center’s announcement.

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