For Parents

Parents, we know that many of you want to get more involved in school food change. We can help you turn your passion into action. In this section, you will find tools to help you bring healthier school food programming to your community. We’ve seen parents across the country have success in working with their schools and districts. Join the community and help make a difference for future generations.

Is your school or community already working on food system change? Be sure to let them know about The Lunch Box: Tools For School Food Change, where they can find tangible resources for school food recipes and menus, procurement, management, marketing, and much more.

Get Inspired

If you are new to the school food reform movement, this is a good place to start. Here we have a list of key resources for you to look over, as well as success stories from people who have experienced food change first-hand.

Get Involved

Do you want to help the Chef Ann Foundation and school districts nationwide change the way we feed our kids? Here are several ways to get involved:


Parent Advocacy Toolkit

The Parent Advocacy Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to creating change in your district. The Toolkit walks you through the steps to Get Educated, Get Organized, and Take Action.

Home Recipes

Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillos are like little presents or little Japanese lanterns. The green or purple fruit resides in a crisp “paper” wrapper – waiting to be unfolded and...

Tabouleh with Mint

This Lebanese salad is so tasty it needs no accompaniment. It is great eaten alone with nothing but a spoon, but if you want to...