The Culinary Institute of America’s Menu for Healthy Kids


Influencing positive change in children’s health by creating smarter school foodservice operations and improving access to healthier and more flavorful school meals.

The Problem
Obesity currently afflicts 23 million children and teenagers and the trend is growing.1 Since diet has a direct relationship to health, it is critical to educate school administrators, foodservice workers, teachers, and parents about the ways that making positive food choices and adopting healthy eating behaviors can reduce those risks and lead to a better quality of life. Schools enroll 95% of America’s young people and provide one to two meals to the majority of their students; they provide an optimal environment to shape children‘s eating habits for life.2

But, if kids don’t like the healthier food choices they are offered; if administrators and foodservice directors don’t have the information and culinary skills they need to put good policies and plans into action; and if kids, their teachers, and their parents aren’t engaged in and committed to discovering a new world of healthy flavors, efforts at reform will fall short.  Read More:


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