HOUSTON FOOD LITERACY AND INCLUSION INITIATIVE

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HISD Foundation is excited to partner with Houston Independent School District’s Nutrition Services department, Unilever and Whole Kids Foundation to launch a comprehensive Food Literacy and Inclusion initiative. This program is designed by the district’s Nutrition Services department and is a multidimensional public health pilot designed to promote and support sustained changes in thinking and behaviors about nutrition, physical fitness, academics, and community health on PK-12th campuses. Whole Kids Foundation will be matching Unilever’s support and together, they will support the installation of 10 campus based gardens that aim to inspire youth to have more than a consumer relationship with food through the development of critical thinking, experiential and linked learning, and supportive environmental ideas, all of which are key components to the development of sustained health and wellness habits across the lifespan.

Students will have the opportunity to learn how to grow food sources and teach the community about healthy eating choices, and host community farmers markets in their communities that do not otherwise have convenient access to fresh healthy food.

The list of schools the partnership will be supporting includes:
Sterling High School
Thomas Middle School
Yates High School
Blackshear Elementary School
Young Elementary School
Worthing High School
Attucks Middle School
Cullen Middle School
Woodson Elementary School
Mading Elementary School