Edible Schoolyard NYC's mission is to support edible education for every child in New York City. The organization partners with public schools to cultivate healthy students and communities through hands-on cooking and gardening education, transforming children's relationship with food.
In New York City, nearly 25% of children are food insecure and 94% of children don't eat enough vegetables.
These issues disproportionately affect low-income communities and communities of color, perpetuating an unjust and inequitable food system.
Edible Schoolyard NYC aims to instill a love of healthy food in children through hands-on cooking and gardening classes.
Along with improved understanding of how food grows and where it comes from, studies and firsthand experience show that the type of experiential garden and kitchen education offered by Edible Schoolyard NYC helps students develop other critical life skills, including:
● A sense of responsibility, agency, and ownership of their actions
● Increased interest in physical activity
● Improved social skills, such as teamwork and leadership
● Increased parental involvement
Help us make edible education a reality for every child in New York City by giving now!