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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

Our Cafeteria Project

Our Cafeteria Project Our Cafeteria Project centers around the central question of “How can we improve our school cafeteria?” The program uses a project-based learning framework to outline a process for students to lead discussions and decisions within a school and with school leaders on how to improve the cafeteria environment and mealtime experience. During … Continued

Foodcorps Taste Test Guide

FOODCORPS TASTE TEST GUIDE The FoodCorps Taste Test Guide supports FoodCorps service members in leading taste tests in schools. It includes key considerations when planning and leading a taste test, such as utilizing volunteers and connecting with school nutrition staff. Topics also include tips for choosing recipes, methods to engage students in taste test voting, … Continued

Healthy School Toolkit

HEALTHY SCHOOL TOOLKIT (English and Español) FoodCorps’ Healthy School Toolkit is a set of resources designed to: Take a snapshot of your current school food environment. Guide your school community in creating a vision for the future. Document your action plan for working toward that vision. Evaluate and celebrate your school community’s history and progress … Continued

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

Investing in Future School Food Leaders

This June, FoodCorps brought together 20 aspiring school food service leaders to help them explore careers in school food, build their network, and get hands-on experience working in school food. They traveled from all over the country to learn from leaders in the field. Vanika Jethwa CT ’17, an alum who joined us from Keene, NH, shares reflections on her experience at the training.