Kindergarten

Brighter Bites

The mission of Brighter Bites is to create communities of health through fresh food.  We are a comprehensive, multi-component school, preschool, and after-school program that increases access to fresh fruits and vegetables combined with nutrition education for obesity prevention among low-income children and their families. Our goal is to help curb the childhood obesity epidemic by increasing the demand for fresh fruits and vegetables, leading to improved family eating habits and ultimately improved health outcomes.

Explore the Honey Bee

The overall mission of our program is to open the minds of our students with an interactive learning experience that brings them outdoors and connects them with the natural environment. We will use the interaction and involvement of the students to help make their learning impactful. We truly bring the FUN into each learning experience!

Brigaid

We’re trained chefs taking on a new challenge: School lunch.

Our mission is to transform the way our kids eat and grow by bringing the skills we’ve honed in the restaurant world into the schools and community around us.

We believe lunch should be longer than 22 minutes. We believe that our kids deserve real food, cooked with care and passion by a chef whose full-time job is to work in schools. We believe that eating should be a positive, healthy, and person-to-person experience – and we believe that we can accomplish that in an efficient and cost-effective way.

Farm To Child: Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona has three programs that help with school garden programs were we: install school and organization community gardens, host a train the trainer program to create leaders and change makers in low-income schools and communities to address hunger, health and community development. We envision communities and schools in Southern Arizona as places full of life, where gardens grow an abundance of food and leadership. Where students learn by getting their hands dirty to create clean healthy communities.

Brookwood Forest Outdoor Classroom

Our vision of the garden has always been to keep it student-centered where we provide effective, challenging and engaging learning opportunities for every one of our students. As a result, everything we do in the garden or plan to do should involve students and/or be aligned with our purpose of increasing student learning and engagement. While teachers bring their classes to the garden and guide instruction, the students are the ones who are in charge of planning, planting, harvesting and basic upkeep. Students are also responsible for sharing information to the school. 

The Western Growers Foundation Edible School Garden

The Foundation’s mission is to plant and sustain a fruit and vegetable garden in every willing Arizona and California school. Edible school gardens give children the opportunity to learn where their food comes from and the importance of good nutrition. Our mission was cultivated on the basis that “if they grow it, they’ll eat it.” Children involved in fruit and vegetable gardens are more likely to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Our Foundation gives back to the community by funding school gardens to address the following issues/needs: 1.

Local Food Alliance

Local Food Alliance (LFA) is a backbone organization - we coordinate and facilitate existing programs, organizations and efforts that share the goal of a resilient local food system. A key and critical component towards that end is farm to school food, not only for student health, self-esteem and performance (academic and athletic), but also for its positive impact upon community and local econonomy and the values it instills in our school children.

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation 'ĀINA in Schools Program

The ʻĀINA in Schools program, one of three initiatives housed in the non-profit Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, is a Farm to School program that connects children to their local land, waters, and food to grow a healthier Hawaiʻi. The program includes a K-6 curriculum with garden, nutrition, and composting education components. Led by volunteer docents from the parent and school community, ʻĀINA lessons occur on a monthly basis for a total of 8, hands-on lessons with fresh, and healthy taste tests accompanying most lessons.

School Sprouts Educational Gardens

School Sprouts Educational Gardens are innovative, custom-designed, curriculum-based programs for all schools, community centers, and afterschool programs that serve preschool through twelfth grade. We design and implement dynamic gardens that act as hands-on learning laboratories for scientific inquiry, writing and reflection, cultural studies, application of mathematical concepts, and health and wellness activities. Our services include garden design and construction, instruction, and collaborative planning for a diverse array of educational programs and institutions.
 

Common Core Cooking and Gardening for the Next Generation

Schools are critical partners in improving students health through nutrition, however, throughout the school day, eating and learning are often viewed as separate activities, in part, because most of students’ interactions with food at school happen during nonacademic times in the day (e.g., recess, lunch, class parties). Separating food education from academics limits a school’s potential for improving children’s health through nutrition.

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