Healthy Kidz Food-service was created to provide access to nutritious food and options to children in need. We are dedicated to giving youth a fighting chance against hunger, disease and trauma, where they live, worship, play and learn.
By partnering with us you will be providing children nutritious meals, freeing up food purchasing funds for other programs and helping struggling families stretch their food budgets in diverse communities. Projects serving youth, ages 0 - 18, are welcome to apply for this Fresh, Healthy Food Access Opportunity.
Applicants who are able to answer, YES to all questions below will be given first consideration:
1. Is your project located in the State of Illinois Area?
2. Is your program an actual location where activities can take place and meals or
snacks can be served?
3. Will you be providing all activities and meals at no charge & to children only ?
4. Do you offer all program services without regard to race, color national origin, sex,
age, or disability?
· Operate a minimum of three times per week / or one -time special events
· Serve at least 1 - 2 meals per day to children during your program's meal service
· Maintain a safe and clean environment for proper food storage and
· Supervise the meal service and maintain daily meal records to be
The meals are provided at no cost to participating sites
Research suggest chronic conditions in a child will become a chronic condition as an adult. For adult there is maybe 10, 20 years of suffering. But for a child, you're talking maybe 50, 60 years of suffering.
**Nutrition and physical activity play a major role in preventing & eliminating disease in the United States today. **
Improper nutrition and lack of physical activity leads to a variety of debilitating diseases that can last a lifetime.
Chronic conditions now affect 15 % to 18 % of children and teens, and even those estimates may not fully account for obesity and mental health conditions. The top 3 chronic health conditions for kids are obesity, which affected 5 percent of American children in the early 1970s but 18 %of children today; asthma (9 %prevalence, nearly double from the 1980s), and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (a dramatic rise). Childhood diabetes is one of the prime results of rising obesity rates, which in turn result from more sedentary behaviors and poor diets.
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.
Feel free to email any documents to Healthykidzchicago@gmail.com
POB 490149, Chicago IL 60649
Monday - Friday: 8AM–8PM
Saturday - Sunday: 8AM–6PM