Rachael Ray Talks School Nutrition with FoodCorps Member Erika Schellinger

FoodCorps New Jersey service member Erika Schellinger appeared on the Rachael Ray show today and was treated to a special surprise. More from the show:

“Improving school nutrition is a goal that Rach and her Yum-O organization have been working toward for years (she worked with Michelle Obama on the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and was even appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition during the Obama administration). But she’s worried about the current state of affairs.

“I don’t talk a lot of politics on this show because I really want everybody to feel welcome and included here. We don’t have a political color,” Rach says. “But I am very concerned about the state of nutrition in our public schools.”

But there’s reason for hope. There are lots of folks on the ground making things better, like Erika Schellinger, who works with FoodCorps in Camden, New Jersey. She goes into schools to give kids culinary lessons, teach them how to grow veggies and help them eat a better diet.”