Other Articles from Yum-o!

Spotlight: Stacey Morris

May 15, 2013

Here at Yum-o!, our mission is to empower kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking. That means that every day we COOK up new ways to educate kids and their families about food, cooking and getting active, FEED hungry American kids and FUND cooking scholarships. Recently, we met a woman […]

Battery Urban Farm

April 30, 2013

Battery Urban Farm is a one acre educational farm, located in the historic Battery, the 25 acre park at the tip of Manhattan. Home to over 80 varieties of organically-grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, grains and companion plants, the farm welcomes local teachers, parents, students and the downtown community to join in planting, cultivating and harvesting […]

Burpee "I Can Grow"

April 15, 2013

“I Can Grow” is a national campaign from Burpee Home Gardens® that supports and encourages home vegetable gardening among younger and novice gardeners. As a whole new generation of gardeners looks for fresher, more nutritious food and feels the need to connect with their community and nurture their environmental responsibility, this program provides a variety […]

Bella Cuisine Kids Cooking Club

March 31, 2013

Chicago-based Bella Cuisine Kids Cooking Club’s mission is to teach and encourage children to make healthy eating a part of their daily lives and to combat childhood obesity within the community by encouraging families to cook from scratch and decreasing food-related health issues. Their vision is to build a sustainable, grassroots effort to reduce obesity […]

Grow. Cook. Learn

March 15, 2013

Lansing, Michigan-based Grow. Cook. Learn. is an organization focused on positive youth development through exposure to gardening, healthy cooking and learning the importance of health and nutrition. Its programs are designed to provide children with fun, hands-on learning experiences, opportunities for leadership and skill development along increased understanding of healthy food choices. Grow. Cook. Learn. […]

Fresh Palates to Palettes

February 28, 2013

At Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School in southwest Philadelphia, PA, food is intersecting with art in a whole new way with Lead Art Teacher Deva Watson’s collaboration with Philadelphia restauranteurs and a local arts organization Fresh Artists to create the Fresh Palates to Palettes program. Fresh Palates to Palettes aims not only to teach art, […]

Threshold Foundation Dig It! Project

February 15, 2013

Since 1993, the Threshold Foundation has built a model for engaging young people in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture. To expand on this mission, in 2004, foundation founders Saheeb Abdus Sabur and his wife, Schirlyn Kamara-Saburthey, launched the Dig It! project, which partners over 60 teens and volunteers together to farm 1 1/2 […]

Vivi LeDish

January 30, 2013

Vivi LeDish™ is a pint-size powerhouse who is revolutionizing the way kids play with their food by offering free, fun, interactive tools designed to give children a daily, digestible dose of wellness – aiming for kids to make a quick stop every day and get back out and play!™ Born from a group of moms, […]

The Fit Kids Foundation

January 15, 2013

San Francisco Bay Area-based Fit Kids’ mission is to promote a healthy active lifestyle among children in underserved communities through high quality youth fitness programs and nutrition tips. By offering increased opportunities for physical activity for children, the organization aims to inspire an early love of sports and fitness that will serve as the foundation […]

Rethinking School Lunch

December 30, 2012

An initiative of the Center for Ecoliteracy, Rethinking School Lunch is a planning framework based on a positive vision: healthy children ready to learn, “food literate” graduates, invigorated local communities, sustainable agriculture and a healthy environment. The Rethinking School Lunch Guide, published in 2004 and revised in 2010, is a downloadable guide that explains the […]