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Cambridge Public Schools Ranked #1 in Nation for Best School Food

January 30, 2015

The Cambridge Public Schools was ranked #1 in America for Best Food by Niche.com, an online ratings service.

Over 3,800 school districts were ranked according to the variety of healthy, quality food options they offered; their ability to accommodate various dietary preferences; and how students rated the quality of cafeteria fare.

This achievement reflects the collaborative work of the Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge Public Health Department, Institute for Community Health, and CitySprouts over the past 12 years to improve school meals. Successful strategies have included developing and taste-testing new dishes, coaching and training food service staff, launching a farm-to-school program, and introducing salad bars. 

To see the national rankings, go to: https://k12.niche.com/rankings/public-school-districts/best-food/

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The Cambridge Public Health Department and its partners are addressing obesity and other diet-related diseases through policy initiatives, awareness campaigns, and programs in the public schools and community. The overarching goal of these efforts is to create environments that make it easier for people who live, work, and go to school in Cambridge to eat healthy and be physically active. Health department-based initiatives include Cambridge in Motion, Let's Move Cambridge, and the Cambridge Food and Fitness Policy Council.


Suzy Feinberg, MPH
Public Information Officer

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