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Resource: Outreach- Food Service Trading Cards: Central Coast School Food Alliance

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The Central Coast School Food Alliance created this set of local “Know Your Food Service” and “Know Your Lunch Lady” trading cards as a youth outreach and education tool. Building relationships between food service personnel and the students is a critical link in the development of a healthy institutional food system. The cards introduce the connection between those working to bring fresh local food to the schools, and the food on the plates and salad bars in the cafeteria. Knowing where that food comes from empowers the consumer (whether that’s youth in school cafeterias, parents cooking for their families, or shoppers choosing ingredients at the supermarket) to make healthy, safe personal choices that invest in the long-term health and success of the community, neighbors and local businesses.