White House Announces $1.7 Billion in New Commitments to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities
FoodCorps AmeriCorps members in Flint, Michigan are helping kids learn to love the veggies that can discourage the body from storing lead in the bones.
“Nikki is a picky eater. I can’t get her to eat many things, especially healthy food,” Nikki’s mom explained to me. For a long time, I would have agreed to this assessment as I had experienced Nikki’s obstinance during class for months. She refused to try any fruits or other new dishes we made together … Continued
Rachael Ray is “very concerned about the state of nutrition in our public schools,” but she sees FoodCorps as a reason for hope. Watch this episode of The Rachael Ray Show to hear what she had to say to Erika, a FoodCorps member in Camden, NJ.
What do making kimchi, leading a farm camp and promoting farm-to-school regionally have in common? They are all ways to bring FoodCorps’ values to your work, and they’re the impressive careers and passions of our three inaugural William K. Bowes Service Leadership Award honorees: Lauren Rhoades ‘15, Krizl Soriano ‘16 and Rachel Spencer ‘12. Our … Continued
By Dani Anguiano, Chico Enterprise-Record Gavin Witt, 8, loves vegetables. He likes spinach and radishes, but kale is his favorite. He knows how to grow the leafy green vegetable, how to cook it in meals and prepare it for a salad. “I just love it,”the Citrus School third-grader said. Witt has learned all about growing … Continued
Yesterday, the USDA announced a relaxation of healthy school guidelines, slowing the timeline for schools to comply with certain regulations and loosening the standards for others. We are extremely disappointed to see yesterday’s action to relax science-based nutrition standards for school meals.
As the weather warms up, kids are beginning to get out and garden even in parts of the country not fortunate enough to have a year-round growing season. Here are hints of a healthy school food environment that you might spot at a FoodCorps school near you. 1. Seeds & seedlings The first signs of … Continued