Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a partnership between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, is working to curb the national epidemic of childhood obesity. By influencing snack companies to create healthier products, limiting junk food in school vending machines and cafeterias, promoting exercise and educating healthcare providers, the organization hopes to stop the increase in childhood obesity by 2010.
Chartwells is food service company that is committed to providing healthy, nutritional school meals for everyone from kindergarteners to college students.
The Edible Schoolyard is a nonprofit program at the Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Berkeley California that integrates cooking food that students have grown in the campus' organic garden into the curriculum. This is a great hands-on way to teach kids about food production, ecology and nutrition, while promoting respect for the environment.
Farm to School
Farm to School Program connects local farms with school cafeterias to promote healthy eating and education on nutrition, while supporting small, local farmers.
Farm to Table
Farm to Table is an amazing organization that works directly with farmers, industry and government to promote environmentally conscious practices and sustainable, local agriculture.
The Food Trust
The Food Trust is working to combat diet-related disease and malnutrition by increasing access to affordable and nutritious foods through education and work with policy makers.
Fruits & Veggies Matter
Fruits & Veggie-More Matters is a CDC program that promotes the importance of fruit and vegetables as part of a balanced diet. With fruits and veggies of the month, recipes, and helpful tips, this site is a great way to ensure that you're making the most of your daily caloric intake.
GrowingGreat is a nonprofit nutrition education organization dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to adopt healthy eating habits. Since it was founded in 1999, GrowingGreat has provided nutrition education and school garden programs to more than 20,000 elementary school students, their families and community partners.
Healthy Schools Campaign
Healthy Schools Campaign advocates for policies and practices that allow all students, teachers and staff, regardless of race or socioeconomic background, to learn and work in a healthy school environment.
Healthy School Lunches
The Healthy School Lunch Campaign, sponsored by the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine, is focused on improving the quality of food served in schools by educating government official, schools, parents and communities about what food is best for children's overall health.
Horizon Organic's kid-friendly website gives an inside view of their products and farms, while promoting a healthy, organic lifestyle.
Local Harvest is an excellent resource for helping you find organic food that is grown in your area.
My Pyramid offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools that help you determine which foods you should eat to get all of the nutrients and calories that your lifestyle requires.
Organic.org is great resource with well-organized information about what it means for a product to be organic, product reviews, recommended stores and even a section just for kids filled with games and recipes.
Organic Consumers Association
The Organic Consumers Association is an online, grassroots nonprofit that is dedicated to promoting sustainability, health and social justice.
School Nutrition Association
The School Nutrition Association is a national non-profit professional organization that works to provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students around the country.
Slow Food USA is a nonprofit, educational organization that promotes delicious food, sustainability, and social justice by emphasizing the idea of the public being co-producers rather than consumers. The website explains how to incorporate Slow Food principles into your own life.
USDA Healthy Meals Resource System
The USDA Healthy Meals Resource System is a database of useful information and training material for school nutrition personnel.