NYCHSF introduces plant-based foods and nutrition education in schools to educate the whole school community. The organization does this by working with school districts to develop recipes with a special focus on the entrée, and developing curriculum and other educational resources for use in the classroom.
The organization’s signature programs are:
- Cool School Food which develops and introduces recipes in New York City and Ithaca, and distributes those recipes nationwide. So far the recipes have been distributed to nearly 25,000 schools.
- Wellness Wakeup Call which consists of easy to digest sound bites read over the public address system each morning. It is available in K-5 and 6-12 versions and is written by registered dietitians. It is written for a 3 year cycle and each months messages are accompanied by a healthy recipes to go home with the students. Over 100,000 students hear these messages each day.
- Food UnEarthed: Uncovering the Truth About Food is our new curriculum which is being piloted in four New York City schools this year. Over 200 students have a lesson and associated food component each week of the school year.
Celebrity supporters 5
New York Coalition For Healthy School Food has received support from the following celebrities: