Real Food for Kids was started in 2010 by a group of Fairfax County, VA parents who came together out of concern about the disconnect between cafeteria offerings and the alarming trends in childhood obesity. We evolved into a nonprofit organization with a legacy of punching above its weight as the leading voice for nutrition equity in the National Capital Region. Our advocacy and educational programs garner praise from local and national school leaders, parents, and policymakers.
In our first decade, Real Food for Kids built support for and won positive changes to school food policies. We organized a grassroots movement to win support from key stakeholders, including school administrators, school board members, teachers, and other influential decisionmakers. We leveraged this support into long-term, institutionalized changes that improve the health and wellbeing of children across our region every day.
Parents and family members are critical to our success. Contact us to learn how you can be an advocate for healthy school food!