This page is dedicated to people and organizations who are making an effort to improve the way we eat. From small local changes to big nationwide crusades, these guys get the thumbs up in our book!
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YUM-O! empowers kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking.
Say hello to springtime with this delightful, wholesome meal!
Far Eastern flavors add an exotic touch to tender steak and noodles.
This catch of the day is reading for dipping!
This is the easiest ever (and super delicious!) lamb supper – it can even be prepared as a make-ahead meal!
New Jersey-based America's Grow-a-Row's mission is to help those in need through a volunteer effort of planting, picking and delivering fresh produce via a unique model that: heightens awareness of socio-economic issues, highlights the importance of local farms and inspires volunteers across many generations and skill sets. Inspired by the efforts of a single volunteer in 2004 and made possible with the support of Peaceful Valley Orchards, Grow-a-Row was formed in 2005 and has expanded into a volunteer network that generates nearly 150,000 pounds (and growing!) of produce to local food banks each year.
Learn more about how this organization connects kids and families to healthy food and nutrition education.
Common Threads helps bridge cultural boundaries and strengthens our global family by teaching children about their similarities and differences in the warm comfort of the kitchen: their mission is to educate children on the importance of nutrition and physical well-being and to foster an appreciation of cultural diversity through cooking. Through the simple process of preparing and sharing a nutritious meal, children who participate in their programs learn to connect with their bodies, their neighbors and their world in bite-size lessons.
Find out more about Common Threads' afterschool classes and summer camp programs.
Started as a produce market in Philadelphia's Reading Terminal, The Food Trust has expanded its mission to increase access to affordable and nutritious foods, improve the health of children and adults through better nutrition and to support local farms and sustain the environment. The program has been a remarkable success: one part of it, increasing the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in elementary schools, along with nutrition education, is credited with helping reduce the incidence of overweight students by 50%!
Learn more about The Food Trust and its useful tools and resources, including their Healthy Schools Toolkit.
A program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the SmallStep Adult & Teen website, along with the SmallStep Kids website, is a terrific resource for learning how even small changes can add up to big results when it comes to getting active and eating healthy. The sites are filled with tips to integrate better eating and activity habits into a healthy lifestyle one small step at a time, along with free materials for teachers and links to local resources with possible funding opportunities.
Find out more about SmallStep!
After hearing a call to get active and eat healthier from teachers and administrators, students at Neshaminy Middle School in Langhorne, PA were inspired to survey their fellow students and use the results to work with the school's food service program to include a salad bar as part of their school cafeteria offerings.
Learn more about how these students took action at Neshaminy Middle School, a participant in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools program.
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