Other Articles from Yum-o!

Food Bank For New York City’s CookShop

June 1, 2014

CookShop, the core nutrition education program of the Food Bank For New York City, gives low-income children, adults and teens the knowledge and tools to adopt and enjoy a healthy diet and active lifestyle on a limited budget. With hands-on workshops reaching over 40,000 New Yorkers across all five boroughs, CookShop teaches nutrition and physical […]

2014 Yum-o! Scholarships

May 5, 2014

The FUND component of Yum-o!’s mission helps kids reach their food-related career goals by funding culinary school scholarships. In partnership with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), Yum-o! is pleased to announce that Yum-o! scholarships will be available in 2014.

FoodBank of Santa Barbara County Kid’s Farmers Market

May 1, 2014

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara Kid’s Farmers Market Program is an interactive approach to improving the long-term health of low-income children in Santa Barbara County, California. Each month the Kid’s Farmers Market Program provides fresh produce and nutrition education to children from low-income families at 27 afterschool programs countywide. The Kid’s Farmers Market Program is […]

Think Breakfast!

April 15, 2014

We’ve all heard that a nutritious breakfast is key for learning during the school day. To encourage students to develop this healthy habit, the New York State Department of Education’s Child Nutrition Program has developed a program for New York State teachers under the name, Think Breakfast! Teachers who register for the program are provided […]

LaLa Lunchbox

March 31, 2014

LaLa Lunchbox is a meal planning app for kids and parents that takes the stress out of lunch planning for families and empowers kids with their meal decisions. Kids select foods for their meals with fun monsters, colors and sounds (and a completely customizable Food Library) and those choices turn into a handy grocery list […]

FoodFight

March 15, 2014

FoodFight’s mission is to revolutionize the way we eat and think about food. Using schools as a platform, FoodFight arms teachers, students and school staff with the tools and knowledge they need to make healthier choices and become role models and agents of change for their families and communities. As long time public educators, the […]

Rachael Celebrates Let’s Move’s 4th Anniversary with First Lady; Shares Proposed Updates to Nutrition Facts Labels

March 5, 2014

Rachael joined First Lady Michelle Obama and White House Chef Sam Kass in the White House kitchen to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Let’s Move! campaign, following the First Lady’s announcement of proposed updates to the Nutrition Facts label found on more than 700,000 food products…

Budding Farmers

February 28, 2014

Inspired by her years of experience working within the local food system as a farmer, farmers’ market manager, community educator and good food activist, farmer-educator Monica Irwin founded Budding Farmers on the premise that all kids should know where their food comes from and why they should be eating healthy food. The Budding Farmers program […]

Kids’ Safe & Healthful Food Project

February 15, 2014

Over the last four decades, rates of obesity have more than quadrupled among U.S children and more than tripled among adolescents. Today, more than 23.5 million kids are overweight or obese placing them at risk for diabetes, high blood pressure and other serious chronic diseases. With recent studies showing that kids consume up to half […]

Farmers Against Hunger

January 31, 2014

Farmers Against Hunger (FAH), a program of the New Jersey Agricultural Society, was started in 1996 as a way to enable farmers throughout the state of New Jersey to contribute their extra produce to those in need. Prior to the establishment of Farmers Against Hunger, a few farmers tried to donate produce to their local […]