School Based Program
We know It takes more than traditional nutrition education to reduce the
prevalence of childhood hunger and obesity in low income neighborhoods.
Our hands-on, reality based curriculum educates students on the local food system
and how food choices impact not only their health, but the economy and environment. Our goal is to inspire students to take action and lead their families and
communities in living healthier lifestyles.
Memphis is one of the most obese cities in America with more than 30% of students
obese or overweight
Overweight and obese children are 4 times more likely to have academic performance
issues than their normal weight peers
3 out of 4 students regularly go to school hungry, losing 2 hours of learning each day
Enhance students' food literacy and cooking skills
Improve students' health and academic performance