Origins

Healthy bodies equal healthy minds.

In 2005 a group of concerned public school parents, led by Nancy Easton, united around the conviction that healthier bodies make healthier minds and that, conversely, unhealthy school environments interfere with student health, school attendance and academic achievement. And WITS was born.

We began in 2005, in one New York City classroom at the Ella Baker School (NYC PS 225). We grew each year to serve more and more children. Today our programs reach 70,000 students in over 140 public schools daily. In the past twelve years, we have cooked over 11 million school meals and led more than 54,000 hours of play. We are continuing to expand our national footprint, helping schools across the country become healthier places for students to learn and grow.