FoodCorps_About

Every school a healthy school.
Every child well­-nourished, eating healthy and ready to learn.

FoodCorps connects kids to healthy food in school, so they can lead healthier lives and reach their full potential.

Our AmeriCorps leaders deliver our program in high-need schools, focusing on

  • HANDS-ON LESSONS

    HANDS-ON LESSONS

    they teach cooking, gardening and tasting since kids love foods they have grown and prepared themselves

  • HEALTHY SCHOOL MEALS

    HEALTHY SCHOOL MEALS

    they create a cafeteria that steers students towards the healthiest options and gets them excited to try new healthy foods.

  • A SCHOOLWIDE CULTURE OF HEALTH

    A SCHOOLWIDE CULTURE OF HEALTH

    they help the whole school community— everything from the teachers to the hallways to the bake sales—celebrate healthy food.

Building on this foundation of direct impact, FoodCorps pursues systemic strategies that will benefit all of our nation’s 100,000 schools.

Healthy food is an essential building block for a full life. But right now, we’ve got a generation of children that is overweight, vulnerable to diet-related disease, and more likely to suffer from a variety of health problems that will hold them back throughout their lifetimes.

  • One in three of our nation’s children are on track to develop diabetes in their lifetime. For kids of color, it’s one in two.
  • Children and adults who suffer from diet-related diseases score lower on tests, miss more days of school, advance less in their careers, and raise children who are likely to repeat the same cycle.

 

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