The World Food Prize Foundation

Growing Healthy Kids through School Partnerships

Growing Healthy Kids through School Partnerships

Hosted by: FoodCorps Iowa  |  Des Moines Public Schools

Subject of Breakout: Child Hunger  |  Nutrition  |  Gardens  |  Fundraising/Grant Writing  |  Community Partnership


Using public schools as hubs, community school models bring together many partners to offer a range of supports and opportunities to youth, families, and communities. This session will highlight how Des Moines Public Schools, through partnerships with community resources like FoodCorps and SNAP-Ed, is growing healthy kids and community. Topics covered in the session will include: school-based services supporting kids, federally funded grants, and how to advocate and support community school food initiatives. 

About the Organizations:

FoodCorps Iowa

FoodCorps connects kids to healthy food in school so they can lead healthier lives and reach their full potential. Our AmeriCorps leaders deliver our program in high-need schools, focusing on hands-on lessons, healthy school meals, and a schoolwide culture of health. 

Des Moines Public Schools

The Des Moines Public Schools exist so that graduates possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful at the next stage of their lives. They are the largest provider of public education in Iowa, with more than 32,000 students and nearly 5,000 teachers and staff at work in more than 60 schools throughout the community.

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