In The News
Whole Kids Foundation's newsworthy stories from around the globe.
AUSTIN, Texas (Sept 1, 2018)
$3M goal will allow nonprofit to fund edible educational gardens, healthy teacher programs, salad bars in schools, and educational bee programs; Applications for grants being accepted now
AUSTIN, Texas (July 30, 2018)
Whole Kids Foundation announced today that it raised more than $60,000 to fund 30 new educational bee programs through the first Give Bees a Chance campaign during June’s National Pollinator Month. Grant recipients cover 23 states, providing educational opportunities around science, ecology, nutrition and agriculture for 15,574 students.
AUSTIN, Texas (April 14, 2018)
Each medal sells for $10 with 100% of the proceeds supporting Whole Kids Foundation! Sales from the medals will help fund grants for salad bars, edible learning gardens and honey bee hives in San Antonio schools.
Whole Kids Foundation announced 602 new school and school-garden-support-organization grant recipients. The recipients cover 46 U.S. states and nine Canadian provinces, providing educational opportunities around agriculture, ecology, nutrition and business for 356,798 students.
RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 18, 2017)
First lady of North Carolina Kristin Cooper joined United Health Foundation and Whole Kids Foundation today to award 22 grants totaling $44,000 to schools and YMCAs statewide.
Each organization will receive a $2,000 grant to build or expand an existing vegetable garden and provide educational resources about agriculture, caring for the environment and maintaining healthy lifestyles. The grants stem from an initiative by United Health Foundation and Whole Kids Foundation to address hunger and support nutrition education.
AUSTIN, Texas (June 29, 2017)
Today, Whole Kids Foundation launches Starting with Soil, a free tablet based organic education app available via Google Play and the App Store, to provide a fun way for kids and parents to learn what it looks and feels like to grow food in harmony with nature.
AUSTIN, Texas (April 23, 2017)
Since 2011, the Whole Kids Foundation has invested $15 million in programs to improve the nutrition and general wellness of more than four million children in the United States, Canada and the U.K.
AUSTIN, Texas (March 29, 2017)
Whole Foods Market commissions Official Fiesta Medals, available for $10 each at company’s two San Antonio Locations. 100% of proceeds benefit Whole Kids Foundation.
AUSTIN, Texas (March 29, 2017)
Today, Whole Kids Foundation and The Bee Cause Project announced 50 new school beehive grant recipients.
AUSTIN, Texas (January 1, 2017)
Thanks to the strategic vision of Austin Independent School District (AISD) and the financial and moral support of nonprofit Whole Kids Foundation, lunch in the cafeteria is evolving to be more nutritious, more locally sourced and far more hip than what most of us remember.
AUSTIN, Texas (January 4, 2017)
Whole Kids Foundation announced today that it raised $2.8 million to fund programs that give schoolchildren better access to fruits and vegetables through the annual Growing Healthy Kids campaign.
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDON (December 1, 2016)
Two of this year’s Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Learning Outside the Classroom have been won by people working in educating children about farming.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 6, 2016)
Two students representing Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools from Freeman Elementary School, Flint Community School District, Flint, MI, helped First Lady Michelle Obama harvest the White House Kitchen Garden.
WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 5, 2016)
The Burpee Foundation And The W. Atlee Burpee Company Partner With The National Park Foundation To Support The White House Kitchen Garden In President's Park
AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 20, 2016)
Whole Kids Foundation and United Health Foundation are awarding a total of $200,000 to nine schools and nonprofit organizations through the Healthy Kids Innovation Grant Program, which was created to fund the next generation of ideas to improve children’s nutrition.
AUSTIN, Texas (September 12, 2016)
This month marks an important milestone for Whole Kids Foundation as it celebrates five years as an organization dedicated to supporting schools and inspiring families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness.
BOULDER, Colorodo (September 15, 2016)
Dedicated to improving school meals in America, three top school food nutrition foundations are opening the second round of School Food Support Initiative grant funding, committing more than $1million to support up to seven school districts across the nation.
AUSTIN, TX (September 1, 2016)
With its 2016 Growing Healthy Kids campaign, Whole Kids Foundation aims to raise $4 million to fund programs that give schoolchildren in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. better access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
CLARKSBURG, WV (July 12, 2016)
The children’s community garden at the YMCA has grown to be an asset for the youngsters learning to garden, as well as serving as a means to give back to different organizations in the community. The garden was funded by a grant from Whole Kids Foundation.
AUSTIN, Texas (Aprill 19, 2016)
The Sustainable Food Center created a buzz with its new apiary, funded with a grant from Whole Kids Foundation. Click here to see photos of the hive.
AUSTIN, Texas (April 19, 2016)
The Sustainable Food Center showcased its new teaching apiary with a ceremony introducing the queen bee to its colony. The apiary was funded by a grant from Whole Kids Foundation. Watch the video from KXAN-TV.
AUSTIN, Texas (Nov 13, 2015)
Farm to Cafeteria Canada Partners With Whole Kids Foundation to Put a Local Crunch in Student’s Lunch With Farm to School Grants.
WATSONVILLE, California (October 12, 2015)
Partners of Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools, Whole Foods Marketand Whole Kids Foundation, will support this year’s Tour de Fresh by hosting the start and finish line ceremonies on the final ride day in Atlanta on Oct. 22.
AUSTIN, Texas (October 1, 2015)
Teachers who reinforce positive healthy behaviors throughout the day have a far greater impact on a child’s behavior around food choices than nutrition information alone.
BOULDER, Colorado (October 1, 2015)
The Life Time Foundation, in partnership with the Chef Ann Foundation and the Whole Kids Foundation, launch the School Food Support Initiative to provide healthier school meansl
LOS ANGELES, Califorinoa (October 1, 2015)
United Health Foundation and Whole Kids Foundation will provide $150,000 in the first round of grants to support innovative projects nationwide that will improve children’s health and nutrition.
AUSTIN, Texas (September 1, 2015)
Whole Kids Foundation is launching the 2015 Growing Healthy Kids Campaign, which aims to raise over $4 million to inspire families and support schools related to children’s nutrition.
SAN FRANCISCO, California (August 13, 2015)
The Melt, an all-natural restaurant chain, proudly partners with Whole Kids Foundation.
STAMFORD, Conn. (June 15, 2015)
In the spirit of Ramadan, Saffron Road will be supporting nonprofit Whole Kids Foundation with up to $10,000 in donations.
AUSTIN, Texas (July 31, 2015)
Austin-based Whole Foods Market® has launched a line of school supplies with PBS kids that will support educational programming AND Whole Kids Foundation!
NEW YORK, New York (July 10, 2015)
Having partnered for the winter holiday season last year, Whole Foods Market and PBS Kids are teaming up again for the back-to-school season this year.
ROSWELL, Georgia (April 17, 2015)
Whole Foods Market celebrates Earth Month with an announcement of the first-ever Whole Kids Foundation Educational Garden!
SAN FRANCISCO, California (April 8, 2015)
When guests at The Melt ‘Round-Up’ their orders to the nearest dollar, 100% of each donation goes toward funding grants for edible school gardens and fun food education for kids.
AUSTIN, Texas (March 3, 2015)
Healthy juice maker brings benefits of drinking greens to a new generation exclusively in Whole Foods Markets®.
SAN ANDRES, California (February 6, 2015)
Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant helps a gardener bring hometown investment to national school-food program.
REDMOND, Washington (January 20, 2015)
Whole Kids Foundation makes transformative experience of gardening possible for kids.
COLOMBIA, South Carolina (December 20, 2014)
Whole Foods Market shows a free holiday screening of "Elf" to benefit Whole Kids Foundation.
PALM SPRINGS, California (November 5, 2014)
Whole Kids Foundation grant-funded farmers' market program teaches students nutrition.
AUSTIN, Texas (December 1, 2014)
For the second year, Whole Kids Foundation Cooking Challenge results in some great dishes, all created by young chefs.
MOUNTAIN PLAINS REGION (November 24, 2014)
Thanks to Whole Kids Foundation, the USDA is able to offer Circle of Nations School soup and salad bar twice a day along with meals using produce from their school kitchen garden.
AUSTIN, Texas (October 30, 2014)
PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market announced a partnership today that will bring PBS KIDS’ line of educational and earth-friendly toys exclusively to the supermarket’s customers this holiday season.
AUSTIN, Texas (October 21, 2014)
Whole Foods is more about the give than the take and has three global non-profit foundations: Whole Kids Foundation, Whole Planet Foundation, and Whole Cities Foundation.
STAMFORD, Connecticut (October 15, 2014)
As the result of a very successful give back initiative which took place this past July, Saffron Road is thrilled to announce the grant of four salad bars – one for each of the middle schools in Peoria, Illinois school district. - Read more.
BOCA RATON, Florida (October 14, 2014)
MDVIP Foundation plans to fight childhood obesity by brining salad bars to schools with the partnership of Whole Kids Foundation.
ENGLEWOOD, Chicago (October 10, 2014)
Whole Foods Market® to open store in Whole Kids Foundation stomping grounds--Englewood, Chicago.
ENGLEWOOD, Chicago (September 19, 2014)
Eight Englewood schools will be recognized Friday for their community gardens by the Whole Kids Foundation.
WATSONVILLE, CA (September 3, 2014)
Driscoll’s, a leader in fresh berries, has awarded a $10,000.00 grant to Whole Kids Foundation as part of its school garden grant program.
AUSTIN, Texas (September 2, 2014)
Whole Kids Foundation is kicking off back-to-school season with a goal of raising $3 million to fund salad bars and gardens for schools and nutrition education classes for teachers.
CINCINNATI, Ohio (July 18, 2014)
Striding past samples of Pop Tarts and pizza and cookies, Jessica Shelly made a beeline for a booth selling individually packaged sliced fruits and veggies.
STAMFORD, Connecticut (June 26, 2014)
In the spirit of Ramadan, Saffron Road will be supporting nonprofit Whole Kids Foundation, helping to fund salad bars.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pennsylvania (June 5, 2014)
Lady Moon Farms is excited to announce a partnership with Whole Kids Foundation to improve the nutrition of America's children through salad bars and school gardens.
WAYNE, Pennsylvania (May 29, 2014)
The Whole Kids Foundation Learning Garden at Roberts Elementary is officially open after a ceremonial ribbon cutting.
NEW YORK, New York (April 24, 2014)
In honor of National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day KIWI partnered with Whole Kids Foundation to offer three $1,000 grants.
DALLAS, Texas (April 15, 2014)
The Whole Kids Foundation and the Park Lane Whole Foods Market store host a garden party.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia (June 16, 2013)
The students, called the Whole Kids Farmers Market, were among full-time farmers from all over the region that had set up their tents to sell fresh veggies.
AUSTIN, Texas (July 25, 2011)
Whole Foods Market® establishes new foundation to make significant impact on ending childhood obesity through increased access to healthy foods.
AUSTIN, Texas (December 10, 2012)
Donations from more than two million Whole Foods Market® shoppers help raise $2.27 million to support healthy food choices in schools.
LOS ANGELES, California (September 4, 2012)
Whole Foods Market® to donate $1 for every pound of salad purchased on Sunday, Sept. 9 at all Southern Pacific Region Stores.
AUSTIN, Texas (July 31, 2012)
Whole Kids Foundation turns 1—‘lettuce’ celebrate one year, more than 1,000 schools and 1 million kids sowing healthy change.