Other Articles from Yum-o!

Madeline Empowers Others with empowerME

July 31, 2011

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s empowerME campaign is a by kids, for kids movement that’s inspiring all kids to make healthy behavior changes and to become leaders and advocates for healthy eating and physical activity. 10-year-old Madeline embodies the movement’s goals to engage, educate and activate. When she was just two years old, her […]

Menu for Healthy Kids

July 15, 2011

The Culinary Institute of America’s Menu for Healthy Kids mission is to influence positive change in children’s health by creating smarter school foodservice operations and improving access to healthier and more flavorful school meals. Obesity currently afflicts over 20 million children and teenagers; 95% of these children receive one to two meals at school. Since […]


June 30, 2011

DooF (“food” spelled backwards) uses the power of multi-media entertainment, education and live events to explore food from every possible perspective: backwards, forwards, sideways, upside-down and inside-out. DooF teaches kids the amazing journey of food from its source to their table, with an interactive, imaginative, sometimes messy and always hands-on experience. DooF makes good food […]


June 15, 2011

Nourish is an educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability, particularly in schools and communities. To inform and inspire the largest number of people, Nourish combines PBS television, curriculum resources, website tools and information, short films and teacher and youth seminars. With a distinctly positive vision, Nourish celebrates both food […]

Yum-o! Director Attends Healthy Flavors, Healthy Kids Kick-off Summit

May 28, 2011

In May 2011, Yum-o!’s director Andrew Kaplan was honored to attend a kick-off summit held on the campus of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in San Antonio, TX on behalf of Rachael Ray and Yum-o!. Called Healthy Flavors, Healthy Kids, this two-day gathering of chefs, foodservice directors, child advocates and others launched a national initiative to improve the health of children and young people through food education, culinary strategy and flavor insight.

The Hungry Bears Program

May 28, 2011

Elizabeth Marion, a fifth grade student at Jones Intermediate School in Mt. Airy, NC, was recently recognized by the National Association for Gifted Children with the state’s Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award for her efforts to help ensure that her fellow students have access to nutritious food to eat on the weekends. What started as […]

Yum-o! and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) Announce 2011 Scholarships

May 18, 2011

(Chicago, IL) — In partnership with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), Rachael Ray’s Yum-o! organization is pleased to announce Yum-o!’s 2011 scholarship initiative, which will provide funds to high school students committed to pursuing a career in the restaurant and foodservice industry. 

This summer, Yum-o! will award ten $2,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are planning to enroll in a post-secondary foodservice program. Applications will be accepted through August 17, 2011.

Build Healthy Kids

May 15, 2011

Build Healthy Kids is an organization dedicated to providing families an easy way to understand, organize and improve their kids’ diet and activity levels in ways that make a positive impact on their long term health. To help parents build their healthy kids, Build Healthy Kids’ website keeps busy parents in mind by offering information […]

Balance Bands

May 1, 2011

Designed to teach the MyPyramid initiative, Balance Bands are a fun, visual way to help establish healthy eating habits when it comes to fruits and veggies and can be used at home and at school. To participate, you put all your Balance Bands on your right wrist first thing in the morning. Throughout the day, […]

New York City Housing Authority Vocational Cooking Classes for Teens

April 25, 2011

With support from Rachael Ray and Yum-o!, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) launched cooking classes last summer in partnership with the Sylvia Center and Children’s Aid Society to help young people develop cooking skills, become conscientious consumers and make healthier food choices. This spring, NYCHA started a new job readiness program with The Sylvia Center specifically for youth ages 14-20 that not only promotes healthy nutrition, but also introduces food service and culinary arts as potential career paths. Yum-o! recently checked in with The Sylvia Center’s Director of Education and Learning Strategies Hollie Greene to see how things are going…