Skoop and the Chef Ann Foundation have teamed up to launch Mission Nutrition: Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools. These $2,500 grants help schools increase kids’ access to fresh fruits and veggies and nutrition education.
Why do we want kids eating more fresh fruits and veggies? Take a look at the current state of our children’s health:
- Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.
- Most children currently do not meet minimum intake requirements for fruits and vegetables as specified by Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults, increasing their risk of health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.
These startling facts demand a healthy change for our country, which is why we are rolling up our sleeves and getting to work! Fresh fruits and vegetables are key to childrens’ healthy eating. They make their bodies feel better and their minds work better.
Skoop is donating 10% of every purchase to the Chef Ann Foundation to fund Mission Nutrition and to get more fruits and veggies in front of school kids. Education is key for change to take hold, which is why Mission Nutrition schools will include educational programming when providing free fresh fruits and veggies to students. That way, kids can taste the goodness and learn about the goodness that healthy foods provide their bodies.
Join our campaign to get more kids eating fresh fruits and veggies!
To buy Skoop and to learn more about their superfood blends visit the Skoop site.
Applying for a Mission Nutrition Grant
Visit our Apply for a Grant page to learn more about who can apply and eligibility.
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