November 17, 2014

A report issued by the Pew Charitable Trusts highlights the efforts of SPH alumna Jessica Donze Black (MPH, '03), now Director of the Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project.

The report focuses on the challenges faced by school kitchens in California school districts, and assesses what is needed to provide healthy, safe meals for kids. Among its key findings, the report found that 93 percent of California school districts need at least one piece of kitchen equipment, yet only 25 percent of those districts have a plan to replace kitchen equipment.

Ms. Black received her MPH in Behavior and Community Health at UMD's School of Public Health in 2003, and later served as the National Director of the Healthy Schools Program for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. 

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Read the Pew report: Serving Healthy School Meals in CA