Our Cook for Kids program works with schools to feed kids real food. WITS Chefs, trained culinary graduates, work with schools to transform the cafeteria menu, train school staff, and provide nutrition education to students.
Our daily goal is for students to return to class after lunch and recess ready to focus and learn. Our long-term goal is to teach children healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
We believe that a healthy child starts with healthy, delicious food. By feeding kids real food and teaching them about the food they’re eating, they develop an interest in and desire for more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. They also learn to identify ingredients of concern in food and the importance of limiting added sugars, saturated fats, and salt. Instead of the heavily processed foods that typically dominate school cafeterias, our goal is to incorporate more scratch cooking into kids’ lunches so that they may enjoy real ingredients and real flavors.