Reimagining the future of school lunch

Why Sweegreen in Schools?

Lifelong eating habits start in the cafeteria — and with 30 million students relying on school lunch for daily nutrition, greater access to healthy food is the key to curbing diet-related diseases like type-2 diabetes (not to mention ensuring the health of the next generation).

That’s why we’ve provided $1 million in funding to support foodcorps work in schools and cafeterias, where their hands-on learning gets kids to eat 3x more fruits and veggies! Together, sweetgreen in schools and FoodCorps are reimagining school lunch, guiding students to experiment with real food, and empowering them to make healthier choices every day.

Through 10/13, we’re donating $1 from every seasonal bowl sold to FoodCorps* — so get your greens and help us serve change at lunch.

Our Advisors

We connected with experts in food, nutrition, and policy — and some small critics with big opinions, too — to weigh in on why school lunch matters.

The great debate...

What’s your favorite vegetable?

It's really yummy for me, because I want to be healthy.

Sam Kass

Former White House chef and senior policy advisor for Nutrition. Partner at Acre Venture Partners.

Sam Kass
Deb Eschmeyer

Social impact entrepreneur and former executive director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative.

Deb Eschmeyer

I like that it's good for your brain!

Dan Giusti

Founder of Brigaid, executive chef at 1789 in Washington, D.C., and former head chef at Noma in Copenhagen.

Dan Giusti

What sounds do you make when you bite into something?

I dunno... what can I say? It tastes good.

4th grader

How it works


Based on behavioral research, our taste testing models let students try fruits and veggies in different preparations and vote on their favorites.


Kids can explore exciting new tastes and customize their meals with a medley of self-serve spices and sauces.


Students are empowered to lead discussions and decisions around improvements to the cafeteria and school lunch experience.

Play with your food

How do you make healthy eating fun?
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