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 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.
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.
It's really yummy for me, because I want to be healthy.
Former White House chef and senior policy advisor for Nutrition. Partner at Acre Venture Partners.
Social impact entrepreneur and former executive director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative.
I like that it's good for your brain!
Founder of Brigaid, executive chef at 1789 in Washington, D.C., and former head chef at Noma in Copenhagen.
I dunno... what can I say? It tastes good.
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.
SCHOOL CAFETERIA 2.0
Students are empowered to lead discussions and decisions around improvements to the cafeteria and school lunch experience.
Want to support FoodCorps’ ongoing work to connect kids to healthy food in school? Every dollar will help create a healthier future for our nation’s kids, one lunch at a time.