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Actor Jeff Bridges adds star power to campaign to get kids off to a healthy start

March 22, 2011 |  2:45 pm


Here's a sneak peek at what's coming in this week's Food section:

Every morning, children at hundreds of Los Angeles schools start their day hungry, making it tough to learn much or to get through the morning without a trip to the nurse with headaches or belly pains.

Getting more students to eat breakfast at school is a major goal of a new Share Our Strength campaign called No Kid Hungry. At Figueroa Street Elementary in South Los Angeles the campaign kicked off last week with a program that included U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Food Network celebrity Guy Fieri, former L.A. Laker A.C. Green and Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges, above, as well as nonprofit and community leaders.

Read more in this week's story by Mary MacVean: Nutrition is elementary in No Kid Hungry campaign


The politics of school food

Hallelujah, a church cookbook from Torrance

James Beard Foundation announces short list

Photo: Jeff Bridges abides with Figueroa Street Elementary School students. Photo: Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press