What does this partnership mean for my school or district?
The partnership between the Urban School Food Alliance and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation will give large and small school districts alike the power to purchase high quality food and products without sacrificing cost.
The 5,000 school districts that work with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation will have greater access to nutritionally wholesome, locally sourced, ecologically sound and economically viable food and products for students.
The partnership will also enable districts to share best practices and facilitate communities of learning that will engage students, teachers, administrators and local partners to focus on programs that will encourage healthy eating.
What does this partnership mean for food manufacturers?
The Urban School Food Alliance and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation see manufacturers as allies in providing the healthiest food and environmentally friendly products to students. By leveraging combined meal-related budgets totaling over $3 billion, this partnership provides manufacturers with an opportunity to innovate and modify foods and products on offer to the 30 million children that participate in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Companies that work closely with the Urban School Food Alliance and the Alliance for Healthier Generation will serve as industry leaders in a market-driven change in school food.
How can I support this partnership?
The Urban School Food Alliance and the Alliance for Healthier Generation encourage community members to demand healthier food for students in schools. The organizations encourage students, parents, educators and community leaders to ask their food services directors and school districts to learn more about the work of the Urban School Food Alliance and the Alliance for Healthier Generation and to become a part of these progressive changes in school food.
Where can I get more information about the partnership?