resources & links

Local and global resources for families and schools:

  • Action For Healthy Kids - Provides volunteers in schools and school health leaders across the country with resources they need to succeed.
  • BK Farmyards - a Brooklyn-based farming network providing locally-grown healthy & affordable food to Brooklyn residents and education opportunities for youth and adults interested in food production.
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Beautiful gardens, a children’s edible garden, programs, education, fun abound. Tuesdays are free to the public. If you are in town, definitely spend time here.
  • Brooklyn Grange - A 1 acre rooftop farm! Their vision is to goal is to put more farms on roofs throughout New York and beyond to help improve overall quality of life in the city.
  • Bubble Foundation - Dedicated to providing free fitness and nutrition programs to children in under-served communities.
  • Center for Science in the Public Interest – Transforming the American diet.
  • City Harvest – The world’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry.
  • Local Harvest - Find a CSA or farmers market near you!
  • Dr. David Katz – Dr. David Katz is the founding Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center.
  • Eagle Street Rooftop Farm – A 6,000 square foot green roof organic vegetable farm located atop a warehouse rooftop in Brooklyn.
  • EPA- Protecting human health and the environment.
  • Farming Concrete - A volunteer, citizen science project to measure how much food is grown in New York City’s community gardens.
  • Food Banks and Anti-Hunger Groups - Great list of food banks and anti-hunger groups.
  • Food Corps - A nationwide team of leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy.
  • Food Day – A nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.
  • Food Fight - Revolutionizing the way we eat and think about food.
  • Food Systems Network NYC – A membership based organization designed to foster communication and cultivate community amongst various stake holders and professionals working across the food system.
  • Green Schools Alliance – Greening our schools is a commitment, not a competition.
  • Guide for Consumer Food Safety - Information on food handling and food safety.
  • Health Corps - Implementing an innovative in-school model that inspires teens to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.
  • Health and Medical Games – Fun compilation of games to get you and your kids thinking about healthy living
  • Home Fitness Guide for Kids - Inspiration for health, nutrition, and children’s fitness.
  • Jamie Oliver’s food revolution – Standing together to improve school food!
  • Just food - Uniting local farms and city residents of all economic backgrounds with fresh, seasonal, sustainably grown food.
  • Kitchen Kid - offers teaching material and lessons on nutrition for kids
  • Leaders In Plant Based Education – Inquiry-based curriculum that allow you and your students to embark on an exciting adventure – learning science through the study of food production.
  • Let’s move! – Dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.
  • Living Maxwell – Great information on organic living.
  • Lower East Side Ecology Center – Provides community-based recycling and composting programs, developing local stewardship of green space, and increasing community awareness, involvement and youth development through environmental education programs.
  • Lunch Lessons - Chef Ann Cooper asks you to join her on a mission to change the way our children are eating
  • Meatless Monday - Our goal is to help you reduce your meat consumption by 15% in order to improve your personal health and the health of the planet.
  • No Kid Hungry - Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending child hunger in America.
  • NY Coalition for Healthy School Food – A statewide nonprofit that works to improve the health and well-being of New York’s students.
  • NYC Compost Project – Through this project, passionate people throughout NYC are teaching people how to compost. Ever wanted to be a Master Composter? This is the place to go.
  • Slow Food USA – Supporting good, clean, and fair food.
  • TEDxManhattan – Changing the way we eat.
  • The Brooklyn Food Coalition – A grassroots organization working together on projects that promote food justice, food security and a sustainable food system in Brooklyn.
  • The Commons Brooklyn – Fantastic skill-sharing in the heart of Brooklyn.
  • The Edible Schoolyard Project - The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Project is to build and share an edible education curriculum for kindergarten through high school.
  • The Sylvia Center - The Sylvia Center addresses issues in children’s health by providing hands-on experiences with growing and cooking healthy food.
  • Turn The Tide Foundation – dedicated to a vision of a future in which obesity is no longer a major cause of chronic disease, no longer epidemic, and no longer a threat to our children.
  • Veggiecation – A nutrition education program that introduces young children to the wonderfully delicious and nutritious world of vegetables.
  • Wellness In The Schools - Wellness in the Schools inspires healthy eating, environmental awareness and fitness as a way of life for kids in public schools across the country.