Other Articles from Yum-o!

Root 4 Kids

April 1, 2011

Root 4 Kids brings to life Annie’s Homegrown foods’ wish to nurture kids by inspiring families to eat more real food together. As childhood obesity rates continue to rise, encouraging kids and their families to eat real food is more important now than ever before. The goal of Root 4 Kids is to become a […]

<i>Lunch Line</i>

March 15, 2011

The new documentary film, Lunch Line, offers a fresh perspective on a 60-year-old government initiative that feeds more than 31 million children every day: the National School Lunch Program. Lunch Line is the first documentary to capture the full history of the school lunch program and reframes the school lunch debate through an examination of […]

Meal Makeover Moms

March 1, 2011

If you struggle to get your family to eat healthy meals, you’ll want to stop by the Meal Makeover Moms website, where you’ll find kid-friendly recipes, tips for picky eaters, lunch, snack and dessert ideas, and practical advice on bringing good nutrition to the dinner table. Dietitians Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD and Liz Weiss, […]

The Lunch Tray

February 15, 2011

Bettina Elias Siegel is a writer who is passionate about school food reform. Her blog, The Lunch Tray, initially launched as a journal of her school food reform initiatives in Houston, TX; it now draws readers from all fifty states and as many foreign countries who are interested in children and food and the relationship […]

Special thanks to Gerber!

February 15, 2011

A very special thank you to Gerber for their generous donation to Yum-o! in support of the FEED component of our mission to feed hungry kids. Thanks to the overwhelming response from more than 222,000 Yum-o! supporters on Facebook, Gerber was inspired to donate $500,000 to fight hunger and nurture a healthier generation of kids!

Yum-o! Auctions! Bid to Win Rach’s DWTS Dress and Support Yum-o!

February 10, 2011

After two weeks of feuding, Rachael accepted the challenge from Dancing with the Stars costume designer, Randall Christensen, to wear a one-of-a-kind dress that he created just for her! On Thursday, February 3rd, Rach faced one of her greatest fears, dropped the robe and danced the salsa in this stunning red beaded dress. Now, thanks to our friends at Charity Folks, you can bid to win this one-of-a-kind dress…

Peyton’s Promise

January 31, 2011

When Peyton Medick of Weston, WI was eight years old, a news story about hunger issues across the country shocked her. “My family and I watched a show on ABC’s 20/20 about Camden, New Jersey,” reflects Peyton. “The story was about kids living in Camden and what their lives were like. The thing that touched […]

Purple Asparagus

January 15, 2011

Founded in 2005, Chicago-based Purple Asparagus is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing families back to the table by promoting and enjoying all the things associated with good eating. The “head spears” behind Purple Asparagus believe that adding enjoyment to a child’s diet is essential to the battle against obesity, experiencing the food of other […]

Farm to Family

January 1, 2011

Started in 2009 by founders Mark and Suzi Lilly, Farm to Family is a mobile food distribution business based in Richmond, VA. Observing the huge disconnect in both understanding and distance between food and where it comes from, coupled with seeing so many families without access to high-quality, nutritious, fresh food, Mark and Suzi were […]

Announcing the 2010 Yum-o! Scholarship Winners!

December 17, 2010

The FUND component of Yum-o!’s mission helps kids reach their food-related career goals by funding culinary school scholarships. Patrick Ruffolo, Drew Nochta, Kaitlin Hale and Haley Allison join an additional ten students at Frankford High School in Philadelphia, PA, who received their awards earlier this year, in receiving this year’s Yum-o! Scholarships.