Meet School of Lunch Founder Hilary Boynton

A mother of five who refused to take no for an answer.

Meet School of Lunch Founder Hilary Boynton

A mother of five who refused to take no for an answer.

"This is the time for us to seize the opportunity to reset our internal self in order to create balance with our external environment. We must let our hearts guide us to do what we know to be fundamentally right; for our children, our community, and ourselves."

- Hilary

Hilary Boynton,

founder of School of Lunch (SOL), is a mother of five who refused to accept the quality of food her children were being served during school lunch. She began a relentless mission to change the status quo, and eventually took over the lunch program at her local school in Topanga CA. She worked with local farmers and food producers to create an affordable nutrient dense meal program that was based on the foundation of ancestral ways of eating. The results were astounding. It all stemmed from what she calls a Regen-Living lifestyle, where we strive for a symbiotic relationship between our bodies and our external environment.

Hilary went on to start her company School of Lunch with the goal of making real food accessible to everyone. SOL strives to inspire, empower, and connect anyone that wants to make a change in their own homes and communities. The first School of Lunch initiative was  the Lunch Leader Training Academy. This week long intensive retreat gives parents, educators, and home chefs the foundation for making a change in their own lives. An online learning platform is scheduled to launch soon to provide entertaining and inspirational videos, classes and webinars to help educate and connect people everywhere.

Now, Hilary and School of Lunch have teamed up with Acme Farms + Kitchen. For nearly a decade Acme founder Joy Rubey has been bringing families in the Pacific Northwest the ultimate sustainably produced farm to table meal kits. Hilary and her team at School of Lunch will serve as the Los Angeles hub of this national co-op designed to get ALL people eating local real food. She will personally design, curate, and deliver to you the best that California has to offer!

The HEAL YOUR GUT Cookbook

With more than two hundred straightforward, nutrient-dense, and appealing recipes, The Heal Your Gut Cookbook was co-created by GAPS Diet expert Hilary Boynton to help heal your gut and to manage the illnesses that stem from it.

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The School of Lunch Team

Dedicated to inspire, empower, and connect people along with Hilary, School of Lunch Co-Founders Charles Barth and Joel Rodgers make up the SOL team. Charles (or Chuck as many of you know him), has deep roots in the local food systems. He has served on the CDFA/Farmers Market Advisory Committee and is the current head of the Slow Food Ventura County. Joel is a veteran television Executive Producer/Showrunner and has spent years building ties with his local community of farmers and food producers. As luck would have it, Joel and Chuck both met Hilary on the same day years ago at the same farmers market!

Life In Our School Kitchen

They say it takes a village. Over the last few years lunch ladies and lunch lads of all ages have served up nutritious food to hundreds of kids...all with a heaping dose of love! We've proven that eating well correlates with increased learning. We've shown parents and faculty what spikes in glucose levels due to processed foods and sugar look like, and shown them how to avoid those ups and downs with balanced nutrient-dense nutrition. Most importantly, we've set these children up with a foundation of health that will last a lifetime.

See Where It All Began

"The Lunch Lady" is a short documentary filmed in 2018 during Hilary's first semester running the lunch program at the Manzanita School in Topanga California.


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