Do One Thing to Change School Food: Mission Nutrition
|April 7, 2015||Posted by Stacy under Improving school food, Making change|
Last year, I wrote a post calling on all moms (and dads, teachers, school administrators and community members) to DO ONE THING to help improve the food at their school. From planning healthy school parties to offering ideas for healthy non-food classroom rewards, we have the power to positively influence our kids’ food environments. Every action, no matter how small, can help raise awareness and grow the food movement. Grassroots efforts have never been more important.
Now, one of the leaders in school food reform, Chef Ann Cooper, is taking the concept further. The Chef Ann Foundation’s Do One Thing campaign is designed to help us to take one action each month to change the school food in our communities. Every month, Chef Ann Foundation will post a new challenge that makes it super simple to be part of the solution.
Tell Your School About Mission Nutrition Grants
Your first challenge: Tell your school principal or food service director about Mission Nutrition grants. These $2,500 grants provide funding to create planned lunchroom activities that will get kids sampling new fresh fruits and veggies. Schools are encouraged to use their Mission Nutrition funds to purchase locally produced vegetable and fruits, when possible.
Help Get More Kids Eating Fresh Fruits & Veggies!
To get started, take the pledge to inform your school about Mission Nutrition grants. There’s a sample letter that you can send directly to your school principal. It’s that easy!
To learn more about Mission Nutrition or apply for a grant, click here.