Even if your little one isn’t toting around a backpack and textbooks, if she spends time at daycare or preschool, she’s likely eating some facility-provided food. And while school meals and snacks don’t always get the best rap, there’s plenty parents can do to help make a difference. Here, some of our favorite resources to help moms and dads promote healthy school food in your local area.
Action for Healthy Kids Helpful handouts and tip sheets on everything from school wellness policies to healthy classroom parties that can be printed and used to make a case to school officials.
Jamie Oliver Food Revolution Toolkits to help you get the facts, find support and launch a campaign for healthier school food.
NY Coalition for Healthy School Food Ideas for creating change and other resources.
PEACHSF Insightful how-to guides written by a longtime school food advocate and mom of three.
Rudd ‘Roots Parents Advice on how to advocate effectively from the experts at Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.