Current Campaign

Straight 2 The Plate

 

Straight 2 The Plate

Straight 2 the Plate is Healthy Day's core program, an educational farm-to-school program transforming School Lunch Programs (SLPs) from processed and packaged to fresh and nutritious while providing programs that educate and inspire elementary school students and their leaders. We establish Straight 2 the Plate farms that grow and supply organic produce for SLPs, and we build and update school gardens to welcome hands-on science lesson integration that brings meaningful environmental and nutrition learning to elementary school students. To help achieve community health in food insecure areas, we connect kids and their leaders to their food and food system through increased access to nutritious foods and quality lessons that take place on the crop farm; in classrooms; school gardens; and cafeterias - so at-risk youth learn to make informed daily decisions about their own health and the health of the planet. 

With your support, we can develop hands-on Next Generation Science lessons and activities that bring Straight 2 the Plate principles to life in the crop farm, school gardens, classrooms, and cafeterias. Connecting kids and staff to the intricate story behind the food on their plates provides a deep understanding of how our daily choices impact our health, the health of our communities, and the health of planet earth.

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