The LAUSD school board decided to put a stop to McTeacher’s Nights once and for all by passing a resolution to end the practice. The district has a history of leadership on good food policy, but the decision wasn’t a sure thing. It took hundreds of phone calls and messages from people across the city to alert board members to the importance of the resolution. In the end, the resolution passed five to one, with one abstention.
LAUSD’s resolution is part of a nation-wide movement that’s standing up to Big Food. From hospitals to the Olympics, institutions are cutting ties with McDonald’s. And more and more people are holding food corporations accountable for predatory marketing to children. Together, we’ll make practices like McTeacher’s Nights things of the past.