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LAUSD takes steps to provide clean drinking water to students

On April 23rd, the LAUSD school board approved the allocation of $15 million towards comprehensive lead testing and the establishment of water infrastructure to keep lead levels below 5 parts per billion (in contrast to the state level of 15 ppb). This is an important step in reducing a known hazard in the schools. It …

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Why UEPI stands with striking LAUSD teachers and students

What does the teachers’ strike have to do with kids’ health? Everything UEPI has been dedicated to advocating for healthy food in the school system for over 20 years, organizing a parent coalition to ban soda from school, pioneering locally-sourced salad bar programs, and writing the first Harvest of the Month curriculum for pre-schoolers. Currently, …

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