FoodCorps Combats Childhood Obesity

Photo courtesy FoodCorps FoodCorps fosters child nutrition education through the creation of school gardens. Schoolyard community gardens are the centerpiece of one burgeoning organization’s mission to grow a new generation of participants in the sustainable-food movement. Part of the AmeriCorps network, FoodCorps burst onto the scene last year with support from a federation of partner organizations, including […]

FoodCorps’ First Crop

Photo courtesy of Hemera/Thinkstock Hoping to make a dent in the childhood-obesity epidemic, FoodCorps will teach kids how to garden and eat nutrition-packed meals. Paid a small stipend and aligned with partner organizations, the first crop of FoodCorps service volunteers kicked off a one-year term on August 15, 2011. Tasked with seeding and harvesting schoolyard […]

School Garden Project Launches

Photo courtesy Getty Images/Jupiterimages/ Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock The School Garden Grant Program will provide hands-on gardening opportunities, as well as healthy-eating education, for students. Whole Kids Foundation, in partnership with FoodCorps, is currently accepting online grant applications for its first major initiative: the School Garden Grant Program. Reflecting Whole Kids Foundation’s mission to support schools’ efforts […]