Archive for the ‘How Cool is That?’ Category

Jack Davis Leads the Way to the Florida Restaurant Lending a Helping Hand Act

January 11, 2008

You often hear people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For Jack Davis, a breakfast he ate last year in Chattanooga, Tennessee while traveling with his family was a truly eye-opening experience, ultimately resulting in an important change in Florida law that will benefit thousands of homeless people and others […]


January 2, 2008

Brainfood is a non-profit youth development organization based in Washington, DC. A community presence in the Columbia Heights neighborhood for several years, a second Brainfood site was established in the Chinatown neighborhood in the fall of 2007. Using food as a tool, Brainfood builds life skills and promotes healthy living in a fun and safe […]

Farm to School

December 26, 2007

Farm to School programs connect schools with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing health and nutrition education opportunities that will last a lifetime and supporting local small farmers. Schools buy and feature farm fresh foods such as fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey, meat and beans […]

Revolution Foods

December 18, 2007

Revolution Foods delivers tasty and healthy meals and nutrition education to schools and youth programs, serving up healthy breakfasts, lunches and after-school snacks. Since their launch in 2006, they’ve served over 100 educational programs (including district, charter, parochial, private, summer and after-school programs) throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, and their website […]

Spoons Across America: The Dinner Party Project

December 7, 2007

Spoons Across America® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating children, teachers and families about the benefits of healthy eating. They work to influence the eating habits of children through hands-on education that celebrates the connection to local farmers and the important tradition of sharing meals around the family table. One of several programs, The […]

Urban Sprouts School Gardens

November 30, 2007

Urban Sprouts is a nonprofit school garden program that serves low-income youth from San Francisco’s underserved neighborhoods. The program teaches youth to grow, harvest, prepare and eat vegetables from their school garden in order to help them become more engaged in school, eat better, exercise more and connect with the environment and each other. Urban […]

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

November 16, 2007

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Yum-o! has established a partnership with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), a nonprofit organization that serves as the educational arm of the National Restaurant Association and focuses on helping the restaurant and foodservice industry to recruit and retain a qualified and diverse workforce. As part our work together, […]

HealthBarn USA

October 3, 2007

HealthBarn USA offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for children to work on a farm, grow and harvest fruits and vegetables and learn about nutrition by experiencing fresh, locally-grown food. Their authentic farm provides a natural environment to engage children and help them adopt healthy behaviors. Weekly parent workshops give parents the skills necessary to support healthy […]

Harlem Children’s Zone’s Promise Academy

September 14, 2007

Founded in 1970, Harlem Children’s Zone is an innovative nonprofit organization that offers a holistic network of education, social service and community-building programs to children and families in central Harlem. They currently serve over 10,000 at-risk children, and run the Promise Academy Charter Schools, which are open to public school students through an annual lottery. […]

Organic School Project

August 21, 2007

The Organic School Project (OSP) seeks to help school-age children become more mindful eaters, one school at a time. Imagine students sitting down to a school lunch. Not just any lunch – but a meal students have a hand in planning and preparing, full of fresh fruits and vegetables that they even helped grow. Imagine […]


August 3, 2007

Based in San Diego California, Yo!Naturals is leading the fight against junk food in vending machines. With the introduction of their Yo!Zone vending machines together with the most comprehensive natural/organic distribution program in the country, Yo!Naturals offers a complete, turnkey solution for schools, businesses and organizations that want to feature healthy vending machine choices. Yo!Naturals […]


May 23, 2007

What is EATWISE? EATWISE (Educated and Aware Teens Who Inspire Smart Eating) is a teen development program run by FoodChange, a nonprofit organization in New York City. High school students become nutrition advocates by gaining knowledge about food and nutrition issues, attaining skills in public speaking, facilitation and advocacy and by creating and conducting their […]

Urban Renewal

April 25, 2007

Mel Carter has called Rhode Island home since he was stationed at a Navy base there in the late 1960s after his tour in the Vietnam War. Not long afterwards, he purchased a house in South Providence. Then, in the early ’70s, the neighborhood took a turn for the worse. “Houses became rundown and some […]

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

April 25, 2007

As a Yum-o! partner, we’ve talked about how much we like this organization, and you can see from the photos on our website that Rachael and President Clinton are on the same page when it comes to healthy, happy kids. Now we want to tell you about the real impact their programs are making in […]

Rotary First Harvest

April 25, 2007

Rotary First Harvest (RFH) began in 1982 when Rotarians from the Seattle University District Rotary Club, led by Norm Hillis and then University of Washington police Chief Mike Shanahan, began encouraging backyard gardeners to plant extra produce to share with the hungry. That year home gardeners grew an extra 70,000 pounds of produce. Encouraged by […]