NYC HEALTHY SCHOOL FOOD ALLIANCE

Change a child's diet, change their world

 

THE TIME TO CHANGE NYC SCHOOL FOOD IS NOW!

Our Kids are in Crisis.

  • 1 in 5 kindergarten children in NYC is  obese

  • Since 1980, the rate of obesity and overweight in kids and teens has almost tripled

  • Children as young as 8 years old are on cholesterol-lowering and blood pressure-lowering medication

  • Annual health care costs relating to obesity are $1.72 trillion


Data shows a combination of a healthy diet, nutrition education, and physical activity has significant benefits for children.

  • Better grades and school performance

  • Increase in good behavior

  • Increase in concentration

  • ​Change in long term health prognosis, lowering obesity, lower BMI, diabetes and heart disease

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A HOLISTIC PLAN FOR SCHOOL FOOD

Reimagining How We Feed and Educate All Public School Children

​Our whole-child proposal for school food includes changes in both menu and curriculum. It is informed in part by findings from the Food-Ed Summit that was held in October 2018 bringing together over seventy-five representatives of the NYC food and nutrition education community.

  • Change the Food: Real food made by real people (not factories) on every plate. Nourishing minimally-processed meals that appeal to the diversity of our city.   

  • Change the Mindset: Provide every grade with nutrition and culinary education so that kids can make the best choices and understand the power of healthy whole foods

  • Grow the Food: Give kids a connection between the earth and the table by funding gardens at all schools; and

  • Increase the Time: None of this matters if kids don’t have the time to eat their lunches. Kids need 30 minutes for lunchtime, enough time to socialize and eat!

 

PRESS & NEWS

A well informed community is an empowered one as well, so take a look at some of the latest coverage we’ve received below and help spread the word about all the amazing developments at NYC Healthy School Food Alliance.

 
Politician News Interview
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BOARD & ADVISORS

Working Together for a Better Tomorrow

We are proud to introduce our first Board of Directors — Eric Goldstein, Alexina Cather, and Naidre Miller. Our advisors include Wellness in the Schools, Fan4Kids, Food Corps, and Coalition for Healthy School Food. 

 

CONTACT US

Get in touch with NYC Healthy School Food Alliance to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

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