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Month: May 2022

Reflections on the Tragedy in Uvalde

Our country is again asking millions of children – including the 106,000 beautiful young people FoodCorps serves and holds in community – to enter spaces that feel, and far too often are, unsafe.

Food Advocacy at the White House: Your May Policy Updates

This month, we’re continuing to watch how Congress responds to expiring free school meals waivers, preparing for a major moment at the White House, and monitoring updates in school food policy state by state. Here are the updates you need to know.  School meal waiver updates The update: Along with thousands of other school meals … Continued

FoodCorps Applauds President Biden and Congressional Leaders for Advancing first Conference in 50 Years on Food, Nutrition, Hunger, and Health

FoodCorps Applauds President Biden and Congressional Leaders for Advancing first Conference in 50 Years on Food, Nutrition, Hunger, and Health Media Contact: FoodCorps@sunshinesachs.com  May 4, 2022—Today President Biden announced that the White House will hold a conference on food, nutrition, hunger, and health scheduled for September 2022 in Washington, D.C. First convened in 1969, this … Continued

Support Community Food Access in Buffalo

We are devastated and outraged by the killings of community members in Buffalo, New York, this weekend by a white supremacist. This racist attack deliberately targeted a Black community at its epicenter: a community grocery store. There is something particularly heinous about a violent attack meant to terrorize an entire community. The rampant and deliberate … Continued

Education Outside Resources

Education Outside was a nonprofit committed to advancing science education in public schools, outdoors. Though Education Outside closed its doors in 2019, garden-based programming continues in many of these schools through other organizations, including FoodCorps. These resources represent best practices and lessons learned by Education Outside over eight years of training and deploying garden educators … Continued

Nourishing Learners Report

During the school closures of the 2020-2021 school year, FoodCorps set out to learn how districts and school nutrition leaders were working together to feed and teach students amid COVID-19. This report reveals both the silver linings and the pain points of the challenges schools faced, and it shares opportunities to strengthen food in schools as children … Continued

Foodcorps Action Brief

FoodCorps believes that in the aftermath of learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are in a key moment to ground K-12 education in human development. We believe this is possible by taking a whole child approach to learning that accounts for the many different ways in which young people grow and thrive. This brief is primarily … Continued

Sprout Scouts

Sprout Scouts is a club for elementary-aged students that helps kids learn what healthy food is, care where it comes from, and eat it every day. Through fun, hands-on activities, Sprout Scouts clubs teach kids how to grow, prepare, and eat healthy food. Sprout Scouts Adventures and activities link Common Core and other academic standards … Continued

How to Make Friends With a Carrot: Celebrating Our Differences in the Garden

This book is offered as a tool to support FoodCorps service members and others in navigating body positivity conversations with students and in spreading the message of appreciating and loving all body types. This book was written by Marina Belotserkovskaya, Kencho Gurung, Stephanie Muldrew, Kacie Schrum, FoodCorps AmeriCorps service members who served during the 2020–2021 … Continued

Ingredient Guide for Better School Food Purchasing

This guide is a science-based tool created primarily by school nutrition professionals, for school nutrition professionals, in partnership with Center for Science in the Public Interest. It is a resource for school food leaders and manufacturers alike who are committed to improving the overall quality, nutritional value, and safety of food provided to all students … Continued