If you think about school broadly, not just a way to teach reading, writing and arithmetic, but as a way to prepare people for life, healthy food wisdom is one of the most important bodies of knowledge students can carry with them. Consider that diseases related to...
Groundwork and Michigan State University Extension have opportunities to serve as FoodCorps Service Members. If you believe in the power of healthy food to change kids lives, we’d love to help you pursue your career goals. Apply or share with somebody you know!
Casey Haggerty joins a rich legacy of FoodCorps programming, working with the Groundwork team in Petoskey, and focused on the Pellston and Boyne Falls Public Schools on farm to school healthy food initiatives.
As a FoodCorps service member at Boyne Falls Public Schools, I know about a dozen fifth graders that were thrilled to hear about parsnips, the name of which is uncommon to most elementary students. Parsnips have been on the menu as January’s “Harvest of the Month” product.
FoodCorps, a national organization that connects children in limited resource communities to healthy food in school, is accepting applications until March 15 for its seventh annual class of AmeriCorps service members.
Last year I served as Groundwork’s FoodCorps AmeriCorps service member at Boyne Falls Public School. This year I returned for another year of service at Boyne Falls, but I’m also working in Pellston Public Schools. Both schools are located in rural northern Michigan, but each have their own unique situation that shapes the goals and focus of my service.