YUM-O! empowers kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking.
Greek-style chimichurri and feta sauce pack a delicious flavor punch. You can also serve the three-ingredient sauce with cut veggies, pita chips or dolloped on salad.
Nachos + fish = a delish baked seafood dish! Serve with rice and beans on the side.
Kids and grown-ups will flip over this cool new way to make pizza! You can use the suggested topping combos or make your own!
Rachael Ray is taking a stand for child nutrition. Learn how you can join her in ensuring access to nutritious food for your kids and for all children across the country!
ABC's Nightline recently caught up with Rachael at P.S. 89 in New York City to discuss why she believes the food served in schools is so important. Joining her as she helped serve up Yum-o!'s first school lunch in conjunction with the NYC SchoolFood program, Nightline's Cynthia McFadden interviewed Rachael, who explained her passion around ensuring that all children have access to nutritious food.
"It's an opportunity to really level the playing field, no matter what socioeconomic background a kid comes from," Rachael said. "When they are in school they [can] have access – all of them – to good nutrition if we the adults provide it for them."
Check out a summary of the Nightline broadcast and view a video of her interview.
ARE YOU READY TO TAKE ACTION?
There are several ways that you can get involved now at your child's school or in your community:
Join the Healthy Schools Program
Suggest that your school join Yum-o!'s partner, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's, free Healthy Schools program. The program offers a number of resources and support tools for their member schools. You can also learn from the success stories on their website that reflect positive changes that participating schools have made.
Transform School Food
Work with school administrators to incorporate healthier meal choices on the cafeteria menu, such as Yum-o! and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Healthy School Meals.
The Lunch Box is an online toolkit with "Healthy Tools For All Schools," packed with solutions at your fingertips. You can use any of these free tools to transform your school food into healthy and delicious food for all children, at every school. The recipes and other tools-for-change featured on this site have worked well for school districts across the country and can be used to make positive change happen in your community, too!
Find out what parents and stakeholders in Chicago Public Schools have learned and discover how you can apply the lessons featured in Chicago Public Schools’ Pathways to Excellence in School Nutrition to your school district.
Make the case for change and discover innovative solutions to the challenges of improving school food at your school using the Rethinking School Lunch framework.
Hosted by the School Nutrition Association (SNA), Tray Talk spotlights school meal successes and provides parents, students and school administrators with information about healthy school meals.
FoodFight is an organization that arms teachers, students and school staff with the tools and knowledge they need to make healthier choices and become role models and agents of change for their families and communities and offers a unique food literacy curriculum.
Download and Share Yum-o!'s Kitchen Road Map™
Yum-o!'s Kitchen Road Map series is an excellent resource for parents and schools. Many schools include it on their websites or in their school newsletters!
Incorporate the Nourish curriculum at Your Middle School
The Nourish Middle School Curriculum Guide offers a rich set of resources to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability. Beautifully designed and brimming with big ideas, the materials contain a viewing guide, six learning activities, action projects, student handouts, bibliography and glossary.
Visit the How Cool Is That? Section on the Yum-o! Website
Check out the How Cool Is That? section of the Yum-o! website to find additional ideas that can be implemented at your school or at your afterschool programs.
Subscribe to Yum-o!'s Monthly Newsletter
Stay in touch with Yum-o! by subscribing to our monthly newsletter! We will communicate any planned expansions of the SchoolFood program in our newsletter, along with additional tips and tools for improving the food your children are served at school and our fun, fast and affordable recipes that you can cook together at home.