Vision/Mission

WITS can be life-changing; by exposing
a student to nutritious and better quality food, we can
have a lifelong impact.

Eric Goldstein, Former Chief Executive of NYC DOE Office of SchoolFood

Our Vision
To end childhood obesity. 

Our Mission
Wellness in the Schools is a national non-profit that teaches kids healthy habits to learn and live better. 

How
We partner with public schools to provide nutrition and fitness education, healthy scratch-cooked meals and active recess periods. Our approach improves student outcomes and drives systemic, long-term change, shifting school cultures.

Why
Over one-third of children under the age of 18 in the United States are overweight or obese. Children spend about 12,000 hours in school between kindergarten and high school graduation, making schools the ideal environment to shape their wellness behavior.