Virginia’s First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and national school food leaders celebrated the milestone of 5,000 salad bars granted to schools through Salad Bars to Schools, a public private partnership formed seven years ago to improve children’s access to fresh and healthy food.
WHOLE KIDS BLOG
We believe the more children know about and feel connected to food, the more curious they become about how things grow and taste — and the more willing they are to try new foods. It takes a village to give children these opportunities and ultimately change the future of their health.
As summer morphs into fall, I often observe a premature tendency to begin the winter hibernation. This year, let’s make it different by focusing on back to school, back to routines, and back to health. Instead of fall-ing asleep, let’s fall awake.
Kids are naturally fascinated by creepy crawlies, and “worm farms” offer a gateway to get youngsters engaged and productive in the school garden.
First lady of North Carolina Kristin Cooper joined United Health Foundation and Whole Kids Foundation to award 22 grants totaling $44,000 to schools and YMCAs statewide to support children’s nutrition.