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April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day to all! While all of our organizations are working hard to make our world a better place, one of them is especially focused on making the earth a better place.

FoodCorps is a nationwide team of leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy. Working under the direction of state and community partners, their corps members dedicate a year of public service to ensuring that children grow up in healthy school food environments: places where kids learn what real food is and where it comes from––and have daily access to it in their school meals.

Their Service Members:

  • Teach kids about what healthy food is and where it comes from
  • Build and tend school gardens
  • Bring high-quality local food into public school cafeterias
  • FoodCorps recently spent the day with First Lady Michelle Obama, planting food with her in the White House garden. Read more here.

    Through the hands and minds of emerging leaders, FoodCorps strives to give all youth an enduring relationship with healthy food.

    FoodCorps envisions a nation of well-nourished children: children who know what healthy food is, how it grows and where it comes from, and who have access to it every day. These children, having grown up in a healthy food environment, will learn better, live longer, and liberate their generation from diet-related disease.

    FoodCorps envision a bright future for their Service Members: emerging leaders who, having invested a year of public service creating healthy food environments for children, will go on to become farmers, chefs, educators and public health leaders. These visionaries, armed with the skills to improve school food, will improve all food.

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