Other Articles from Yum-o!

Recipe for Success Foundation

February 15, 2012

Houston-based Recipe for Success Foundation is dedicated to combating childhood obesity by changing the way children understand, appreciate and eat their food, and by educating and mobilizing the community to provide healthier diets for children. The organization has developed a comprehensive experiential learning program that makes healthy food fun, and works to make healthy food […]

Rachael Ray’s Yum-o! Organization Shares Its Strength

February 15, 2012

Yum-o!’s Director, Andrew Kaplan, reflects on what inspired Yum-o! to get involved with helping kids gain access to school breakfasts on Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry blog…

School of Eating Good

February 1, 2012

Motivated by the growing rate of obesity among young people, Ronnie Trowbridge and Sharon Badian were inspired to create a Boulder, Colorado-based nonprofit organization called the School of Eating Good. In partnership with the University of Colorado, the program provides small, hands-on classes on basic cooking skills and shows young adults that cooking good food […]

Rachael Ray Joins First Lady Obama and Parklawn Elementary School Students for a Yum-o! Lunch

January 25, 2012

(Alexandria, VA) — Rachael Ray joined First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives Sam Kass at Parklawn Elementary School in Alexandria, VA for a Yum-o! school lunch with the students, as First Lady Obama and Secretary Vilsack announced new standards for school meals that will result in healthier meals for kids across the nation.

Rachael Ray and Yum-o! Fight Childhood Hunger in the Classroom with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign

January 17, 2012

(New York, NY) — To help combat hunger in the classroom, Rachael Ray and her Yum-o!® organization are teaming up with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign, a national movement to end childhood hunger in America. In addition to raising awareness about the issue, Yum-o! is donating $100,000 to support Share Our Strength’s work to increase participation in school breakfast programs.

The Cooking Room

January 15, 2012

The Cooking Room is an elementary school program whose goal is to promote food literacy to kindergarten through 5th grade students. Operating through a dedicated kitchen classroom at P.S. 3 in the West Village neighborhood in New York City, teachers and volunteer professional chefs and chef-instructors educate kids in grade-appropriate food lessons that incorporate science, […]

Healthy Highway

December 31, 2011

Healthy Highway is an innovative, curriculum-based K-5 interactive learning program that integrates nutrition and exercise into core academic subjects by using fun and imaginative “traffic” metaphors, equipping school-age children with the tools, skills and beliefs they need to embrace healthy choices throughout life. Created in 2006 by Wendy Cooper, a retired physical education teacher and […]

Announcing the 2011 Yum-o! Scholarship Winners!

December 19, 2011

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.

The Garden of Eden

December 15, 2011

The Garden of Eden is an organically grown food initiative whose mission is to spread awareness about the benefits of consuming organic, locally grown food through education, outreach and hands-on experience for Rutgers University students. Students at the university grow and harvest produce while learning about organic farming techniques and developing educational outreach campaigns to […]

Tray Talk: Communities for Healthy School Meals

November 30, 2011

Tray Talk, a website hosted by the School Nutrition Association (SNA), spotlights school meal successes and provides parents with information about healthy school meals. Tray Talk features “School Nutrition Success Stories” from across the country, putting the spotlight on two different school nutrition programs each month. In addition, the “Latest News on the Tray” will […]