Other Articles from Yum-o!

Backpacks for Kids

December 31, 2009

In the small town of Clyde, TX, where most of the population live at or below the poverty level, the Backpacks for Kids program is making a difference. The program identifies food insecure kids with the help of their school system and discreetly delivers a backpack of food full of nutritious, kid-friendly, nonperishable items to […]

The Youth Becoming Healthy Project

December 15, 2009

Pamela Green Jackson formed the Youth Becoming Healthy Project to educate school students about the importance of eating healthy and exercising. Initially starting out by providing newspaper supplements as part of the Newspapers in Education program, YBH now has fitness centers in five Georgia middle schools. The program converts vacant classrooms into fitness centers, and […]

Brian Furrer’s Food Drive

November 30, 2009

After volunteering with his mother at their local food bank, 10-year-old Brian Furrer from Lincoln, CA saw how quickly the food was running out and decided to organize a week-long food drive to help restock the shelves. Brian brought collection boxes from classroom to classroom at his school and personally counted all the cans his […]


November 15, 2009

KidsGardening, a core program of the National Gardening Association, has been using gardening as a vehicle for encouraging children to make better food choices for over 25 years! Their programs augment traditional classroom studies with experiential learning, building a love of nature, stimulating social interaction, facilitating cultural exchange and promoting healthy eating habits. The experience […]

Katie Stagliano Dreams of<br>No Hungry Children

October 31, 2009

When Katie Stagliano grew a 40 pound cabbage (yes, you read that right!), she didn’t know that she was beginning to cultivate a dream as well. When the 10-year-old from Summerville, SC realized how much cabbage was in her garden, she decided to donate it to needy families by working with Fields to Families, a […]

Rachael Ray, Yum-o! and NYC SchoolFood Promote Healthy Food Choices to New York City Students

October 26, 2009

(New York, NY) — In an effort to highlight the continuous strides that the NYC Department of Education’s Office of SchoolFood is making towards promoting healthy food choices to New York City students and to encourage students and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking, daytime host and best-selling author Rachael Ray, the Office of SchoolFood and the Yum-o! organization, Rachael Ray’s nonprofit organization, have partnered to create an exciting, delicious and nutritious lunch menu to be served in more than 1,600 New York City public schools, across all five boroughs. On October 26, 2009, Ray was joined at the announcement of the partnership at PS89/IS289 in Manhattan by Deputy Mayor Dennis M. Walcott, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Deputy Chancellor Kathleen Grimm, State Senator Daniel L. Squadron, Chief Executive for SchoolFood Eric Goldstein, Chef Jorge Collazo and Principals Veronica Najjar of PS 89 and Ellen Foote of IS 289.

Rachael Ray Celebrates Sesame Street’s 40th Anniversary with a
Family-Friendly Recipe in
C is for Cooking

October 19, 2009

Rachael is helping to celebrate Sesame Street’s 40th Anniversary by contributing to the newly released special edition cookbook, C is for Cooking.

Let’s Get Cooking…with David Fishman: Camp Food

October 16, 2009

In this edition of Let’s Get Cooking…, David Fishman, Middle School Food Critic, dishes about this summer’s camp food.

<i>Be Well: Messages from Moms on Living Healthier Lives</i>

October 15, 2009

Be Well: Messages from Moms on Living Healthier Lives is a collection of stories compiled by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. The book showcases moms who are working to establish lifelong, healthy habits in their kids with the hope that their stories will inspire other parents to […]

Rachael Ray Featured in Actions Speak Loudest: Keeping Our Promise for a Better World

October 13, 2009

Rachael has shared her passion for teaching kids and families about food and cooking as a contributor to the newly released book, Actions Speak Loudest: Keeping Our Promise for a Better World.