Whole Kids Foundation helps kids learn to love fresh, nutritious, whole foods. Our approach connects kids with food, sparks their curiosity and inspires them to make healthier choices. Given the right opportunities like planting a seed, helping in the kitchen and trying new foods, kids will get excited about fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains and other wholesome foods.

We believe that small changes at mealtime can add up to lifelong healthy eating habits. If you’re wondering where to start, we’ve made it easier with three simple guidelines that work for kids, and really, anyone.

Eat a Rainbow

Why are there so many songs about rainbows? Because they're amazing and beautiful—not just in the sky, but also on the dining table! "Eating a rainbow" helps your body get a complete range of nutrients.

Eat Greens First

Score more nutrition points at every meal! It's easy when you eat the green stuff on your plate first. Is it really that easy? Yes! (Generations of nagging moms can’t be wrong.)

Eat as Close to Nature as Possible

Eat something raw every day. Eating raw fruits, veggies, nuts and legumes—even just once a day—is an easy way to help balance your diet and get essential vitamins, minerals and fiber. Plus it’s a super time and money saver for busy families.

Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Garden Grant Applications are Opening February 1

Kids who grow veggies, eat veggies, so school gardens can make a big difference. Through our Garden Grant program, schools and non-profit organizations turn outdoor spaces into powerful hands-on learning gardens that connect kids with food, spark their curiosity and support classroom curriculum.

With Love & Veggies

"I have often described my role leading Whole Kids & Whole Cities as the best job on the planet…and it truly is. When a person can dedicate their days to doing work, they are deeply passionate about and that makes a difference in the world – it is not a job!

That said, it’s time for the next chapter – both for me and these amazing organizations!" -Nona Evans, Executive Director

Read more about the retirement and future adventures of our Founding Executive Director, Nona Evans.

Through the generous donations from our supplier partners, we're able to invest 100% of funding in programs supporting schools to help improve children's nutrition. We invite you to shop these brands helping us grow the next generation of healthy eaters.

Apple, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, oh my! Explore winter flavors and nature with these fun activities and recipes.

We have partnered with our friends at PBS KIDS to bring relevant content to help support parents and educate and entertain kids.

Since 2011, we have provided over 10 million kids with opportunities to connect with nature and food through our grants and programs.

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Together, we are growing healthy kids!

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Kids Choosing Fruits and Veggies