Wellness in the Schools is a national non-profit that teaches kids healthy habits to learn and live better, by partnering with public schools to provide nutrition and fitness education, healthy scratch-cooked meals and active recess periods.
Trained culinary graduates team with cafeteria staff to feed kids real food, and fitness coaches encourage schools to let kids play.
This approach improves student outcomes and drives systemic, long-term change, shifting school cultures and ultimately fighting the childhood obesity epidemic.
Starting in just one classroom in New York City in 2005, Wellness in the Schools has grown to serve 95,000 children a year in 190 schools nationwide.
Children spend about 12,000 hours in school between kindergarten and high school graduation, providing the ideal environment to disrupt a pattern of obesity and positively impact wellness behavior.
Make a difference in the lives of thousands of children by supporting the Wellness in the Schools TCS New York City Marathon Team as we fundraise for nutrition and fitness education and healthy food in public schools.