Vision/Mission

WITS listens closely to the needs of our district and supports in ways that help us achieve our common mission to feed our city in a delicious and nutritious way.

Christopher Tricarico, Senior Executive Director of NYC DOE Office of Food and Nutrition Services

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 school districts 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 affected by childhood obesity, with higher prevalence in BIPOC populations. Children spend about 12,000 hours in school between kindergarten and high school graduation, making schools the ideal environment to shape their wellness behavior.