Are you a leader passionate about healthy food, farms, and kids? Then we want you to be a FoodCorps service member! FoodCorps recruits talented leaders for a year of paid public service building healthy school food environments in limited-resource communities. Our service members:
TEACH children about what healthy food is and where it comes from
BUILD and tend school gardens
BRING quality local food into public school cafeterias
We envision a nation of well-nourished children who know what healthy food is, how it grows and where it comes from, and who have access to it every day. We envision a bright future for our service members: emerging leaders who, having invested a year of public service creating healthy food environments for children, will go on to become farmers, chefs, educators and public health leaders.
In partnership with The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Feast for the Future program, some of our Arizona service members are assisting with the development of curricula incorporating nutrition, cooking, and growing of traditional and nontraditional foods at Tohono O'odham Community Action in Sells, AZ. Other service members are teaching/co-teaching science-based garden curriculum at elementary schools in Cibecue/Fort Apache and Tuba City, among other activities.
We have a strong desire to increase the number of Native Americans applying to serve in these communities, as well as others who have some familiarity with the Navajo, Hopi, Apache, or Tohono O'odham languages. (Desired, but not required.) This is an opportunity for students to gain substantial work experience and launch careers in sustainable agriculture, public health, education, food service, and nutrition.