Survey Participation Winners Announced!


Congratulations to VIDA Middle School and Alamosa Park Elementary! These two schools are the winners of our fall 2017 survey participation contest, having the highest percentage of responses as measured by school enrollment.  On the...

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Central Kitchen Tour Recap


The process, place and people involved in feeding over 20,000 meals to Vista Unified students every day may well be one of the district’s best-kept secrets. That’s not by design, however, and so in an...

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Welcome Sage Mountain Farm!


When Phil Nobel moved from City Heights to a farm in Hemet back in 2004, he never expected he’d actually become a farmer professionally. “I worked for the property damage department of an insurance company,”...

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Green Thumbs Abound At Vista Unified School Gardens


School gardens are a growing trend across the country, and San Diego County is a leader in that effort. Vista Unified alone has 14 gardens across its schools, and two of those recently celebrated robust...

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SDSU Women’s Basketball Team Visits VUSD Schools


On October 11th and October 17th, members of the San Diego State University Women's Basketball team made visits to VIDA and Olive Elementary, respectively. Aztec players spoke with students about the importance of good nutritional...

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#CA Thursdays At Hannalei! 10-12-17


Thursday, October 12, 2017: Today we got to visit Hannalei Elementary to celebrate #CaliforniaThursdays, and we had a blast! First off we visited three classrooms, and have to send our biggest thanks to Mr. Gorgueiro,...

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Olive Elementary Produce: Classroom To Table


UPDATE: October 12, 2017 The team at Olive sent in a picture of the produce that they grew in class and served at lunch today. Students were able to grow 1.07 lbs. of fresh greens...

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How Much Fruit Should I Eat?


It's tough to think of a snack that's healthier than fresh fruit. And because fruits have so many different flavors, from sweet to tart, there's bound to be a fruit that's the perfect fit for...

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Farmers Markets At All VUSD Elementary Schools!


Farmers Markets are coming to every elementary school in Vista Unified during the 2017-18 school year! The past several years have seen schools in a rotation to host the event every three years, cycling through...

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Slow Down With The Sodium!


Most of us get more sodium than we need. While adding salt to your food is a source of sodium, it may not be the main reason that your sodium intake is high. Packaged and...

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Make Small Changes: Dinner


As we wrap up our series on making small changes for big differences, we've saved dinner, the most common family meal, to cover in this week's installment. Thanks to the people at ChooseMyPlate for the...

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Make Small Changes: Snacks


Snack time! We all love having those small snacks during the day to keep us fueled up. And snacks can go in any direction. Thanks to our friends at ChooseMyPlate, we're offering you some inspiration...

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Make Small Changes: Lunch


Lunch is a perfect time to think about making a shift to healthier eating habits. Moving just a few items around can mean the difference between loads of saturated fats and added sugars, and a...

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Make Small Changes: Beverages


The fine people at ChooseMyPlate have developed a series of tips that show how small changes can mean big things for a healthier lifestyle. And these changes can happen throughout the day, from breakfast, lunch...

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Daily Calorie Checklist


Do you have a daily checklist or plan to track the type and amount of calories you consume? If not, our good friends at ChooseMyPlate have devised a number of interactive resources to track your...

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Make Small Changes: Breakfast


Small changes add up to big differences. Our friends at ChooseMyPlate have developed a series of short (:45) videos and some recipes and tips on how to make shifts to healthier choices for every meal...

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Choose My Plate Tips And Resources


We enjoy sharing great tips and resources from our friends at ChooseMyPlate. MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The...

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10 Tips On Being An Active Family


It's no secret that an active lifestyle is a significant part of maintaining healthiness. In fact, adults need 2½ hours a week of physical activity, and children need 60 minutes a day. That may sound...

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Recipes To Stay Cool This Summer


Our good friends at the USDA have just shared some delicious recipes for the summer months (or anytime, really). From a fresh veggie wrap to a mango smoothie and a southwestern tofu scramble, these dishes...

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Summer Tips Infographic


While we've got a full, multi-page guide for how to eat smart all summer long, sometimes all you have time for is a quick look. So here's a handy one page tip sheet with great...

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Summer Guide: Eat Smart To Play Hard


Summer's here, and the time is right, for eating smart and playing hard! And our friends at the USDA have put together a fantastic parents' guide for keeping kids fueled up with healthy foods and...

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UPDATED: Winners Announced! Strawberry Superhero Poster Contest Finalists


WE HAVE OUR WINNERS! When the votes were tallied on the afternoon of Sunday, May 28th at the Vista Strawberry Festival, Natalia of Vista Academy (of Visual and Performing Arts) was the first-prize winner in...

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Summer Meals Begin June 8th


The 2017 Summer meals program is about to start serving at locations across the communities served by Vista Unified School District. The program, run by the USDA, ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals...

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Lake Elementary Garden Club Grows


Lake Elementary School's Garden Club has been growing by leaps and bounds, and recently celebrated a bountiful and varied harvest this spring. The club, currently comprised of 3rd - 5th graders, meets twice weekly after...

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Monte Vista Wins Colorful Tray Contest


Students and staff at Monte Vista Elementary School recently celebrated their victory in a district-wide "Build A Colorful Tray" contest, with the entire school receiving free frozen treats. The contest, conducted in partnership with the...

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