Wellness in the Schools

LAST UPDATED: September 18, 2018
Education & Youth Development
More than one in three children under 18 are overweight or obese in the United States. 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. Wellness in the Schools is a national non-profit that teaches kids healthy habits to learn and live better. We partner with public schools to provide nutrition and fitness education, healthy scratch-cooked meals and active recess periods. Trained culinary graduates partner with cafeteria staff to feed kids real food, and fitness coaches encourage schools to let kids play. Our approach improves student outcomes and drives systemic, long-term change, shifting school cultures and ultimately fighting the childhood obesity epidemic. Wellness in the Schools currently works in public schools in Key Biscayne and Liberty City and places a trained culinary professional in the schools to effect change from within the school by working alongside students, teachers, and staff. We provide our students the skill and knowledge to choose healthy ingredients and to make simple health meals for themselves and their families.
31 W. 125th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10027

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BOARD

Melissa McCaughan White
Chairwoman
Key Biscayne Community Foundation
Amy Easton
Chairwoman
Chairwoman

STAFF

Nancy Easton
Executive
Lisa Saul
Development Director, Florida
Allyce Perret-Gentil
Program Coordinator, Florida
Melissa Neubart
Director of Development and Partnerships

Financials

This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.

ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET
$3,100,000

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