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The Food Lab at Walker Jones

July 15, 2012

Walker Jones Education Campus is a pre-K through 8th grade school, with a total of about 450 students. Located in the heart of Washington, DC, it is home to DC’s largest urban farm and the budding Food Lab at Walker Jones. Started in 2011 as a basic culinary classroom and as an extension of the […]

The Lunch Box

June 30, 2012

The Lunch Box is an online toolkit with “Healthy Tools For All Schools,” packed with solutions at your fingertips. You can use any of these free tools to transform your school food into healthy and delicious food for all children, at every school. The recipes and other tools-for-change featured on this site have worked well […]

Food Finders

June 15, 2012

Food Finders is a multiregional food bank and food rescue program headquartered in Signal Hill, California. Organization volunteers and staff pick up hundreds donated food from hundreds of local grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants and produce markets and distribute it directly to missions, shelters and social service agencies on a same-day basis. On average, Food Finders […]

Marin Organic’s Organic School Lunch and Gleaning Program

May 30, 2012

Marin Organic is a cooperative association of Marin County organic producers dedicated to improving farming practices and promoting sustainable agriculture and locally produced food by offering support and educational opportunities for farmers, marketing assistance, public outreach and environmental management programs. The organization also builds relationships with businesses, member producers, farming associations, restaurants, environmental groups and […]

AmpleHarvest.org

May 15, 2012

Now in its third year, the AmpleHarvest.org campaign was created to help growers share their garden bounty with those in need by providing an online clearinghouse to locate neighborhood food pantries accepting donations of freshly harvested produce. More than 5,100 food pantries nationwide have registered on the organization’s free website, and the organization expects to […]

Marathon Kids

April 30, 2012

Now in its sixteenth year, Marathon KidsĀ® is a free school and community-based fitness program for K-5th graders and their families that combines endurance-building running/walking, nutrition and schoolyard gardening programs. The goal of the program is for children to develop the love and habit of moving through space and to carry forward the power of […]

Healthy Fare for Kids

April 15, 2012

The Healthy Fare for Kids initiative is a Chicago-based grassroots project that encourages restaurants to offer healthier food for children on their menus. Launched in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago at the end of 2011, Healthy Fare for Kids now has more than 35 participating restaurants and is embarking on a citywide effort to […]

Hunger Hits Home Documentary

April 12, 2012

Food Network and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign have teamed up on a new documentary, Hunger Hits Home. The film takes a first-hand look at the crisis of childhood hunger in America through the eyes of the parents, children and others on the frontlines of the battle. It powerfully shows the impact hunger has on a child and provides an urgent call to action.

Metro Parks Tacoma Free Summer Meal Program

March 15, 2012

Like many park districts around the country, Metro Parks Tacoma, Tacoma, Washington’s park district, partners with the USDA to offer a Free Summer Meal Program for children. However, in many areas, the meals provided by park districts barely meet USDA nutritional standards. Setting itself apart, Metro Parks Tacoma has gone a step further in partnering […]

The Kids Cooking Corner

March 1, 2012

The Kids Cooking Corner (KCC) provides children ages 3-18 the opportunity to experience and learn the joy and art of cooking daily by offering cooking and gardening classes, summer and winter camps and hosted birthday parties throughout southwestern Washington state and the Portland, Oregon metro area. Participants learn about proper nutrition, kitchen safety, proper food […]