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Month: September 2018

In Maine, students learn hands-on, in the garden

FoodCorps AmeriCorps service member Malia Demers introduces kids to the wonder of the garden. “We’re always thinking of ways to have kids slow down and observe,” Demers said. “Tasting is a good way to slow down and observe how food tastes.”

Urban School Food Alliance And FoodCorps Partner For Better School Meals

The Urban School Food Alliance, a coalition of the nation’s 11 largest urban school districts, and FoodCorps, an AmeriCorps grantee organization that focuses on building healthy school food environments, announced this week a partnership between the two nonprofits. The formal agreement aims to impact the quality of meals in school cafeterias across the nation with the goal of improving student health and academic performance.

To Build a Culture of Health, First Dismantle Inequity

“I was determined to convince my second-grade students that vegetables were just as cool as fidget spinners or slime.” Amanda Greenlee is the winner of the 2018 FoodCorps Victory Growers Award “for a compelling account of hunger and food insecurity,” winning a $5,000 prize for her service site.

The Power of Nutrition Education

“Thanks to a particularly fierce Boston winter, our school year was dotted with snow days. Each time a cancellation was announced, I noticed students’ distress, rather than glee. ‘Their families rely on school meals,’ a teacher told me. ‘They might not know if they get to eat tomorrow.'” Ellie Doyle was a runner-up in the 2018 FoodCorps Victory Growers Award “for a compelling account of hunger and food insecurity,” winning a $1,000 prize for her service site.

Alleviating Hunger Through Community

“No matter how healthy the food on their lunch plate is, for students to feel nourished, they must be in a space where they feel as though they are welcome and understood.” Zoe Flavin was a runner-up in the 2018 FoodCorps Victory Growers Award “for a compelling account of hunger and food insecurity,” winning a $1,000 prize for her service site.

Meet this year’s Alumni Council

Each year we invite new members to join our Alumni Council to bring fresh perspectives and passions to the group. They are here to support all alumni in launching initiatives they’d like to start, in lifting their voices to FoodCorps’ National team, and in advancing their career goals post-FoodCorps. Meet the Council members below and … Continued