New York Coalition for Healthy School Food
NYCHSF is a statewide New York nonprofit that works to improve the health and well-being of New York's students by advocating for healthy plant-based foods, including local and organic where possible, farm to school programs, school gardens, the elimination of unhealthy foods and education to create food- and health-literate students.
In order to accomplish its goals NYCHSF partners with the New York City Office of School Food and work to influence their standard, alternative, and vegetarian menus. In 2013 the organization taught their curriculum, Food UnEarthed, in 3 schools every week, reachreached over 150 students per week, and providing a snack to the students each time. In Ithaca they worked to introduce several new entrees, with extensive taste testing activities. In addition they continued to develop new educational resources, exhibited at state wide conferences, and provide information and resources to the many schools, parents, and teachers that contacted us looking for support. In addition, they held some Family Dinner Nights to educate the families about healthy eating, and gave a number of presentations, including to the Science Council of New York City, the New York State PTA, and a regional Family and Consumer Sciences conference, among others.
Please see the NYCHSF web site at www.healthyschoolfood.org for more information.