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School meal services are more critical than ever as food insecurity grows due to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. With many kids going back-to-school in a remote learning environment, fewer at-risk students are receiving school meals. 96% of the school foodservice providers Eat REAL surveyed believe that food insecurity is increasing, while 81%
The United States Department of Agriculture has extended waivers to provide free meals to all students 18 and under through December 2020. The welcomed action is in response to growing food insecurity due to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. 100% of the foodservice providers we surveyed agree that universal school breakfast and lunch
Who We Are
Helping Kids Learn to Love REAL Food
“Eat REAL’s partnership and support model is the best example of integrated and collaborative impact that I’ve seen.”
–Nick Anicich, Farm to School Program Lead, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Office of Farm to Fork
The largest fast food restaurant chain in the United States is our public school system. Eat REAL is a nonprofit organization on a mission to fix this.
Eat REAL empowers school district food service leaders to make improvements and inspires students, schools, parents, and communities in their real food journeys.
What if food in schools was delicious and it nourished our kids so they could reach their full potential?
Why We're Here
We help kids learn to love real food, for the well-being of people and our planet.
We envision a future where kids, schools, and communities are thriving in a healthy food system.
We empower school districts to make food delicious, nourishing, and responsible through our evidence-based certification program. We provide education and support that inspires students, schools, and communities to value real food.
What We Do
Eat REAL’s program presents a higher standard and certification that guides school districts on their journeys to improve food in schools. We offer direct support to our school district partners because they are the change makers in this movement. Together, we build awareness around the power of real food to create a healthier tomorrow.