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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