FOOD CORP, Changing the minds, bodies and way of thinking, of youth across America

FOOD CORP, Changing the minds, bodies and way of thinking, of youth across America

FoodCorps places motivated  leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service. Working under the direction of local partner organizations, we implement a three-ingredient recipe for healthy kids. Our Service Members:

Deliver hands-on nutrition education

Build and tend school gardens

Bring high-quality local food into public school cafeterias

They take pride in having been a part of the growing and harvesting process, which is really the most beautiful part to me, when I can help them reconnect with the direct source of their food.”       – Service Member Christopher Chemsak

Our approach is based on three interventions:

  • Knowledge: Nutrition Education that teaches kids what healthy food is
  • Engagement: School Gardens that engage kids and community volunteers
  • Access: Farm to Cafeteria programs that put local food in school lunch

Our first 50 FoodCorps Service Members are setting out to 41 sites across 10 states! More than 1,200 emerging leaders applied for the positions, demonstrating remarkable skill, passion, and commitment in areas related to improving school food. Our focus is, K-12

SINCE AUG 15, 2011, 46,833 CHILDREN REACHED, 396 GARDEN PROJECTS, 8,301 lbs. Produce Donated, 1,404 New Community Volunteers.

Started with UEPI, Urban & Environmental Policy Insitute @ Cooidental College (LA). http://foodcorps.org/,

FOOD CORP, VIDEO, http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zu1HamLuSow,

 

Welcome to the Edible School Yard- New Orleans


Welcome to the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans
Edible Schoolyard NOLA changes the way kids eat, learn and live at FirstLine Schools in New Orleans. Our goal is to improve the long-term well being of our students, families and school community.
“The garden helps me make healthy choices.”- S. J. Charter 6th grader
Founded in 2006, Edible Schoolyard New Orleans (ESY NOLA) changes the way kids eat, learn, and live at five (5) FirstLine public charter schools in New Orleans. Our goal is to improve the long-term well being of our students, families, and school community. We do this by integrating hands-on organic gardening and seasonal cooking into the school curriculum, culture, and cafeteria programs. ESY NOLA involves students in all aspects of growing, harvesting, preparing and enjoying food together as a means of awakening their senses, cultivating a school environment that promotes a sense of pride and responsibility for our land and natural resources, and developing a love of fresh, seasonal foods. http://www.esynola.org/