Healthy Schools Campaign: FoodCorps brings a whole new meaning to “food service”

When Amoreena Treff was teaching in classrooms, she began to notice a big problem and wanted to do something about it. As a Teach For America corps member from 2004 to 2006, she began picking up on what her students were eating in the cafeteria and how the lunch system worked. However, as she needed to focus on classroom learning, she couldn’t dedicate time to working on solving the matter of school food. In 2011, while living in Corvallis, Oregon, she saw a flier advertising FoodCorps, a year-long paid service program that’s part of the AmeriCorps network, whose mission is to connect children to real food and set them on the path for a healthy life. “I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do, exactly what I wanted to get involved with,” she says.

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