Parent Advocacy Toolkit

We’ve seen first-hand the successes parents have had working with their districts to create school food change. In this section, you will find tools and resources just for parents. Join the community and turn passion into action!

Is your school or community already working on food system change? Be sure to tell them about The Lunch Box: Tools For School Food Change, where they can find tangible resources for school food recipes and menus, procurement, management, marketing, and much more.

Step 1: Get Educated

You want your child to eat fresher, more nutritious food at school but don’t know what needs to change at an organizational level in your district first. Eating lunch at your child’s school is one great way to start learning more.

Step 1: Get Educated

You want your child to eat fresher, more nutritious food at school but don’t know what needs to change at an organizational level in your district first. Eating lunch at your child’s school is one great way to start learning more.

Step 2: Get Organized

Now that you know the benefits of scratch cooking, it’s time to assemble a team to advocate for reform. Remember that parents, community businesses, organizations, advocates, and taxpayers are stakeholders in your school district just as much as administrators, teachers, and students.

Step 2: Get Organized

Now that you know the benefits of scratch cooking, it’s time to assemble a team to advocate for reform. Remember that parents, community businesses, organizations, advocates, and taxpayers are stakeholders in your school district just as much as administrators, teachers, and students.

Step 3: Take Action

You and your team can now take action! Your “next steps” are the actions that you’ve determined are necessary based on your goals, and that’s where you’ll want to focus your energy.

Step 3: Take Action

You and your team can now take action! Your “next steps” are the actions that you’ve determined are necessary based on your goals, and that’s where you’ll want to focus your energy.

Tools for Home

Our relationship with food starts at home – and healthy food can be fun! Here are a few educational resources to start your family’s food journey.

Tools for Home

Our relationship with food starts at home – and healthy food can be fun! Here are a few educational resources to start your family’s food journey.

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