FoodCorps is “more than just another food pyramid poster on the cafeteria wall”

by Lesley Lammers

An exciting new national service program called FoodCorps launched this month with the goal of addressing healthy food access for children in low-income communities by recruiting young inspired leaders to commit to a year of public service. These service members have been given marching orders to create and maintain school gardens, provide hands-on nutrition education and offer healthy, fresh, local food in public school cafeterias. Ultimately, FoodCorps hopes to make farm-to-school and school garden programs the norm in an effort to counteract the escalation of diet-related diseases that are plaguing our nation’s youth.

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