Take action

Things you can do to help promote food literacy in your community.


Improve school food quality by writing and enforcing local school wellness policies

Start or join a Local School Wellness Council or Food Policy Council


Create a consistently healthy school food culture

For example, replace unhealthy food-based fundraisers with alternative fundraising. There are lots of healthy fruit, vegetable or other savory snack options that could be considered for such events, in addition to many non-food approaches.  A wide range of non-food fundraiser alternatives are detailed in the following great resources:

Ask your school district for food literacy curriculum

For a sample curriculum see, for example, foodday.org.


Start a learning garden at your school

Get a Food Corps member to work with your school

You can find out more at foodcorps.org