Other Articles from Yum-o!

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 […]

Announcing the 2012 Yum-o! Scholarship Winners!

December 17, 2012

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 14 scholarship winners, who will each receive $2,500 scholarships to pursue their culinary education.

The Dr. Yum Project

December 15, 2012

The mission of The Doctor Yum Project is to reduce childhood obesity and diet-related illness by partnering with families to raise children who eat a healthy, whole food diet. Frustrated by the nutrition issues she repeatedly saw in her patients, in 2011, pediatrician Nimali Fernando was inspired to launch doctoryum.com, a website that helps show […]

Crunch a Color

November 30, 2012

As a mom, Jennifer Tyler Lee wanted to make mealtime fun and healthy for her family. Like many parents, she struggled to get her kids to eat colorful, balanced meals, so she decided to turn healthy eating into a game. Started at this stay-at-home mom’s kitchen table, Crunch a Color® — The Healthy Eating Game […]

Lovin’ Spoonfuls

November 15, 2012

Lovin’ Spoonfuls is a nonprofit food rescue organization that serves hungry and underprivileged communities in the Boston, Massachusetts area. By picking up wholesome and perishable foods from partners such as grocery stores, farmers’ markets, produce wholesalers, caterers and bakeries, Lovin’ Spoonfuls is able to deliver nutritious food that would otherwise be discarded to shelters, soup […]


October 30, 2012

FoodCorps connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy by placing motivated leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service. Working under the direction of local partner organizations, FoodCorps implements a three-ingredient recipe for healthy kids by having Service Members: Teach kids about what healthy food is and where it […]


October 17, 2012

HungerVolunteer.org is designed to help people get involved in concrete ways to reduce hunger in both the short- and long-term. Whether you have only a few hours or would like to give more of your time, you will find a wealth of information, as well as step-by-step instructions for taking action to ensure that more […]

Winning Meal Announced for Rachael Ray’s Yum-o! Healthy School Meal Contest

October 16, 2012

(New York, NY) — We have a winner! In celebration of October’s National School Lunch Week, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (Alliance), the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and the Yum-o! organization have announced Donnie Barclift from Oakland Unified School District as the winner of Rachael Ray’s Yum-o! Healthy School Meal Contest with his recipe for Pozole con Pescado…

Well Kiddos

September 30, 2012

Led by Manuela Hipkins, the San Francisco Bay Area, California-based Well Kiddos organization advocates providing children with healthy food choices when dining in or out. A mother of three young children and a pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist, Hipkins developed a deep respect for the connection between nutritional habits of the children she treated and […]

The PB & J Fund

September 15, 2012

The PB & J Fund connects Charlottesville, Virginia youth with the resources and knowledge necessary to help develop a healthy diet. By working with community partners to provide healthy meals and teach cooking habits, it aims to address kids’ nutritional needs at each stage of development. For the last four years, the organization has partnered […]