"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates
A Coalition for Healthy School Food flyer recently caught my attention, and I was immediately energized by the prospect of raising money in support of this organization's mission. The Coalition for Healthy School Food (CHSF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that introduces plant-based foods and nutrition education in schools to educate the whole school community about the health, environmental, and social justice issues of our food choices. In the roles I have had as a school counselor, substitute teacher, alternative education instructor, and licensed mental health counselor, I am poignantly aware of what a positive difference nourishing food can make in overall well-being, including for the planet! Too many people do not have access to healthy food and related education. Fortunately, the Coalition for Healthy School Food is working hard to change this. I have been distance running on a vegan diet since 1990, and it is my privilege to support healthy food for all in schools and beyond in running the New York City Half Marathon in March. Please join me in supporting the efforts of the Coalition for Healthy Food. More information can be found here: https://healthyschoolfood.org/wp/about-us/ Thank you!