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!
Jr. Chefs of America (JCOA) is a web-based show created for kids, hosted by kids, that encourages young chefs to start cooking fresh, home-cooked meals for themselves. By challenging the notion that kids can't navigate the kitchen on their own and emphasizing safety first, JCOA hopes to inspire a new generation of smart eaters and build parents' confidence about their children's skills in the kitchen.
Check out what's happening on Jr. Chefs of America!
The New York-based Children’s Aid Society shares the nation’s concern about the alarming numbers of overweight and obese children and the equally distressing increases in diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol levels and other serious conditions in America's youth. In response, they have launched a number of innovative initiatives under their Go!Healthy program − a food education program that makes healthy foods fun and accessible for young people and families throughout New York City.
Learn more about the Go! Healthy program's initiatives and find inspiration to create similar programs in your community!
Fruit Tree 101 is a program that brings fruit tree orchards to schoolyards so that students can improve the quality of the air and water while creating a source of tasty snacks for decades to come. A program of the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF), Fruit Tree 101 orchards have been planted throughout the United States – that means that students across the country have a fresh, healthy source of nutrition in their diets.
Find out more about the Fruit Tree 101 program and how you can nominate your school!
Lauren Ogles first started cooking through her participation in her local 4-H Club in Louisiana. Now a college student and aspiring chef, nutrition continues to be on the top of her mind. She has developed a fun, education workshop called "Get Cooking, Kid!" to teach elementary school children how to prepare healthy snacks and learn about the Food Guide Pyramid and portion control.
Learn more about Lauren's innovative workshop and how you can attend training to be come a workshop presenter in your community.
A great way to get excited about cooking is to visit your local farmers' market, where you'll find in-season produce and the freshest meats, breads and cheeses. You can even talk to the farmers about all the different varieties of the items they are selling and ask how they are grown or made. And it's always fun to pick out a few different kinds of fruits and veggies for a "taste test" when you get back home!
Several organizations have made it easy to find a farmers' market in your neighborhood. Learn more about using these tools!
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