Whole Kids Foundation
Whole Kids Foundation's mission is to support schools and inspire families to improve children's nutrition and wellness. Our ultimate goal is an end to the childhood obesity epidemic. Through partnerships with innovative organizations, schools and educators we work to provide children access to fresh, nutritious meals. We use our voice to help children and families make healthy food choices for life.
Salad Bars in Schools
Whole Kids Foundation is a member of Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools, an initiative to fund and grant 6000 salad bars to schools across the nation by 2013. In 2010, through the generosity of Whole Foods Market shoppers, $1.4 million was raised to award 564 salad bar grants. Seeing the overwhelming response, Whole Foods Market pledged an additional $1 million to the program. Today, Whole Kids Foundation continues this work by raising awareness and funds and by encouraging schools to experience the difference a salad bar can make in increasing children's consumption of fruits and vegetables.
School & Community Garden Grants
Learning about the process of growing food helps children develop a deep understanding of the connection between healthy eating and a healthy body. School and community gardens offer an opportunity to integrate math, science and health curriculum into a dynamic, interactive setting. They provide a base of knowledge that allows children to take an active role in healthy food choices. Beginning in the fall of 2011, we will offer a Whole Kids School Garden Grant program that supports the implementation or expansion of school gardening programs.
Nutrition Education & Inspiration for Teachers
Educators are some of the most important role models for our children. We are piloting nutrition and cooking education for teachers with the goal of improving their nutrition, health and wellness. This pilot is taking place in our hometown of Austin, Texas, with the Austin Independent School District. We hope to roll out resources more broadly in 2012.
Learn More & Get Involved
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