SF Schools Follow Oakland's Lead on Lunch Options

Oakland-based Revolution Foods now in SF Schools

It's the city that knows how to follow a good thing, even if it comes from Oakland.

San Francisco schools are following Oakland's lead when it comes to school nutrition, according to reports. Oakland-based Revolution Foods, which has been providing never-frozen, always-fresh food to Oakland students after its 2006 founding, is now the provider for San Francisco schools, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Revolution won the San Francisco Unified School District food contract, a $9 million bid, in December. To produce 33,000 meals for the district's 114 schools -- that's every day -- the company added 40 workers to its Oakland location.

Revolution has locations across the country. It never uses high-fructose corn syrup, the newspaper reported, and never serves tater tots or mystery meat.

That means students eat healthy "no matter what," one lunch monitor told the newspaper.

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