Together with communities, FoodCorps connects kids to healthy food in school.
Healthy food is a building block for a full life. But right now, not all kids have access to healthy food or education about how to make healthy choices. Structural inequities based on race, place, and class have resulted in health disparities that have taken an unjust toll on children of color and children growing up in households struggling to make ends meet.
- In the United States, one in three kids are on track to develop diet-related illness in their lifetime. For kids of color, it’s one in two.
- Children who lack a quality diet are more likely to face a lifetime of challenges: they score lower on tests, miss more days of school, advance less in their careers, and raise children who are likely to repeat the same cycle.