Grow. Teach. Feed.
Since 2005, the Organic School Project has been seeking to encourage healthier lifestyles for school-age kids – one school at a time. With childhood obesity and other health-related issues like asthma and type 2 diabetes on the rise, a solution to processed cafeteria food (which only fuels these problems) is necessary. The Organic School Projects offers schools the necessary tools to make this change happen. Chef Greg Christian's goal is to connect school children with the earth so that they may make more mindful choices for themselves and their planet.
Based off of their tagline "Grow. Teach. Feed.", they teach kids about their food source through organic gardening, nutrition and wellness, and healthy eating. First, they reconnect students with a healthy source of food by planting an organic garden at their schools and in their communities. Then, they teach basic nutrition and that being good to their environment can make a positive impact on everyone. Finally, they offer a meal program that is incorporated into their school's food service which offers meals made with fresh, organic ingredients that are often locally sourced.
Chicago, IL 60642
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