Other Articles from Yum-o!

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 […]

Announcing the 2013 Yum-o! Scholarship Winners

January 22, 2014

The FUND component of Yum-o!’s mission helps kids reach their food-related career goals by funding culinary school scholarships. Yum-o! is pleased to announce this year’s ten scholarship winners, who will each receive $2,500 scholarships to pursue their culinary education.

Kids Culinary Arts

January 15, 2014

Cooking is fascinating to children. They love the process of adding, stirring and blending ingredients together in order to see something unique develop – something special they have created. The mission of Amherst, New Hampshire-based Kids Culinary Arts is to help children learn why they should eat and how to prepare nourishing food so they […]

New York Botanical Garden Edible Academy

December 31, 2013

For nearly 100 years, The New York Botanical Garden has been a leader in garden-based education for teachers and school children from the Bronx and throughout the New York metro region, as well as the edible gardening headquarters for schools, community groups, urban farmers and home gardeners. In response to growing demand for edible gardening […]

<i>Ingredient</i> Magazine

December 15, 2013

Started in 2010, Ingredient is an indie magazine for kids that believes that kids should be curious about the world they live in and about the hows, whats, whys and whens of the food they put in their bodies. With an editorial board comprised of food writers, parents, teachers and special needs experts, the magazine […]

Fight BAC!® – The Partnership for Food Safety Education

November 30, 2013

Every year, one in six Americans gets sick from dangerous foodborne bacteria. Many of the estimated 128,000 who suffer serious illness requiring hospitalization each year are young children. The Partnership for Food Safety Education’s mission is to end illness and death from foodborne infection in the United States. This nonprofit organization brings together the public […]

Chef David Stample

November 15, 2013

It is rare to meet someone as selfless and dedicated to helping others as Chef David Stample. It is even harder to believe how much he has accomplished at just 25 years of age. As Culinary Director of CREaM (Culinary-Related Entertainment and Marketing), Stample was responsible for coordinating and ensuring the success of three of […]

The Story of 16 Million Hungry Kids, as Told By One

November 6, 2013

(Washington, DC) — One in five children in the U.S. struggles with hunger. To illustrate the problem of childhood hunger beyond the staggering statistics, Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign today premiered "The Story of Hungry," a short, animated film depicting the destructive forces of hunger, on the Rachael Ray show. Told through the eyes of a young girl, the film demonstrates the fear and pain hunger causes – and how something as simple rethinking how school meals are served can change a child’s day, week and even his or her future.

The Conscious Kitchen and The Good Earth School Lunch Program

October 31, 2013

Based in Marin County, California, The Good Earth grocery store has become an integral part of schools throughout the county through its Good Earth School Lunch Program. The program serves over 4,000 students and teachers each week across fourteen schools, bringing healthy, organic and highly nutritious foods into the schools. The program is based on […]

Chicago Public Schools’ Pathways to Excellence in School Nutrition

October 15, 2013

In 2012-2013, two key advisory groups, one comprised of citywide stakeholders – including Yum-o! Director Andrew Kaplan – and one comprised of parents from across the district, met in collaboration with the Healthy Schools Campaign to provide input to Chicago Public Schools’ school food program. Their work focused on strategies for improving the healthfulness and […]