FoodCorps is proud to be making a measurable difference for students and schools
More than 75% of FoodCorps schools had measurably healthier school food environments by the end of the school year, and in schools with more of FoodCorps’ hands-on learning activities, the children are eating three times as many fruits and vegetables.
We are grateful to the Walmart Foundation for their support of this important piece of our work.
Our impact last year:
New Foods Introduced
Stories of Impact
Students gather around tables early in the morning in the Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary auditorium, enjoying yogurt parfaits on one of their last days of school. Not so long ago, many of these students would not have entertained the idea of eating yogurt with fresh fruits and granola.
As soon as they’re accepted, new FoodCorps AmeriCorps service members spend a week at National Orientation, where they learn to teach kids how to cook and grow healthy food. Even after service, FoodCorps offers alumni opportunities to continue their education in related fields, such as policy and school food leadership. These three alumni credit FoodCorps trainings with supporting their current careers.
In February, FoodCorps’ Cecily Upton spoke with peers about how to engage kids in the food and agriculture movement.
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