Exclusive: Padma Lakshmi And Iliza Shlesinger Partner With FoodCorps For National Service Initiative

Ali Shahbaz for Forbes

The coronavirus pandemic has put malnourished children at an ever-high risk of poor growth, development and learning, UNICEF and World Food Programme said. A coordinated national initiative for nutritional access is imperative.

TV host and producer, Padma Lakshmi and comedian Iliza Shlesinger are teaming up with FoodCorps to promote children’s access to healthy meals.

FoodCorps connects kids to healthy food in school “so that every child — regardless of race, place, or class — gets the nourishment they need to thrive”. The organization’s AmeriCorps leaders transform schools into spaces where students understand healthy eating. Building on this foundation of direct impact, FoodCorps forges networks (through, for example, their Pass The Carrot campaign) and pursues policy reforms that have the potential to improve over 100,000 schools across the country.