Other Articles from Yum-o!

Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0<br>Goes to School

July 30, 2010

5-2-1-0 Goes to School is part of an overarching program called Let’s Go!, which promotes a healthy lifestyle for kids from birth to age 18 by partnering with others across six sectors: early childhood, schools, communities, workplace, after-school and healthcare. While the Let’s Go! organization is based in Portland, Maine, 5-2-1-0 Goes to School has […]

Elwood’s Little Einsteins

July 15, 2010

Elwood’s Little Einsteins is a small preschool in Long Island, NY that is doing big things when it comes to learning about food and cooking. With a curriculum focused on hands-on learning, cooking has been a core part of their program for several years. “Children are learning math skills such as weighing and measuring, as […]

Patterson Library Story Time Garden and Healthy Living Series

June 30, 2010

In an effort to help their community learn to live a healthier lifestyle, the Patterson Library in Putnam County, NY, started their “Story Time Garden” in June 2009. With the help of a local resident and greenhouse, they constructed a charming garden, complete with an enchanting garden gate. It quickly became the focal point of […]

Nourishing NYC’s Junior Chef Program

June 15, 2010

Nourishing NYC is a community food program located in East Harlem that seeks to provide nutrition for all. Their mission is to alleviate the strong correlation between low-income status and poor dietary health by providing nutritious meals and educational programming in a safe and caring environment where all are welcome. Among their many and varied […]

Cooking as a Way of Life: Chefs Move to Schools

June 15, 2010

America’s chefs are stepping up to be a part of the solution to address the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. To lend her support, Rachael joined the First Lady and hundreds of chefs on the South Lawn of the White House to launch the Chefs Move to Schools initiative, part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign…

Rachael Ray and Members of Congress Speak About Importance of Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Child Nutrition

June 10, 2010

(Washington, DC) — Daytime talk show host and author Rachael Ray joined a bipartisan group of Members of Congress to speak about the importance of the new Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act of 2010. The legislation, which reauthorizes the Child Nutrition Act, will dramatically improve the quality of meals children eat both in and out of school and in child care settings, support community efforts to reduce childhood hunger and, for the first time, establish nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools. Nationally, one-third of children are either overweight or at risk of becoming overweight.

Ms. Reed Brings School Lunch to Life in the Classroom

May 31, 2010

When elementary school teacher Beth Reed at PS 146 in East Harlem heard that her school cafeteria would be serving Rachael’s NYC Sizzling Soft Taco with Southwest Roasted Chicken and Corn Relish and Vegetarian “Veg-Head” Beans as part of Yum-o!’s collaboration with the New York City Department of Education’s Office of SchoolFood, she was inspired […]

New York City Mayor Bloomberg and Rachael Ray Announce New Programs to Promote Healthy Eating

May 13, 2010

(New York, NY) — On May 13, 2010, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Rachael Ray announced a series of initiatives to help New York City’s youth eat healthier and understand where their food comes from. The new programs, supported by Rachael Ray and her Yum-o! organization, will help schools build a garden or connect them to an existing garden and provide cooking and nutrition instruction to young New Yorkers…

Yum-o! Scholarships

May 3, 2010

Rachael Ray and the Yum-o! team recently visited Frankford High School in Philadelphia, PA to meet with Wilma Stephenson and her hardworking culinary students in Room 325. Surprising 10 students with culinary scholarships was not the only surprise Rachael had in store. Check out these video clips from the Rachael Ray show to learn more!

Sprouts Academy Preschool

April 30, 2010

Sprouts Academy Preschool is an early childhood learning center that has taken a very unique approach to education. Children learn how to engage in a healthy and responsible lifestyle through daily exposure to learning projects, natural living green alternatives, taking a socially responsible stance in their environment and harvesting school-grown food for healthy cooking and […]