Project Cool School Food
Cool School Food in New York City and Ithaca are partnerships between the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food, the school districts, businesses and organizations to develop, test, and implement plant-based, made from scratch, international bean-based recipes in school cafeterias. The program seeks to introduce the recipes with promotional events and educational materials designed to make trying new foods and learning about their health benefits both fun and exciting. In Ithaca, Cool School Food is also a Farm to School Program, featuring locally grown, organic beans and grains grown at Cayuga Pure Organics!
Project Cool School Food in
New York City is a partnership of:
In New York City, schools use NYCHSF’s Wellness Wakeup Call program, and schools are offered the option of participating in Veggiecation, which offers fun and free nutrition education materials to the participating schools. To access Veggiecation materials for use in participating schools, click here (link coming soon).
Project Cool School Food is currently in 19 schools, offering our entrees to over 12,000 students. We have a waiting list of 48 additional schools.
Click here to see some of the entrees that we offer (recipes used in NYC schools are marked with an apple).
Cool School Food in Ithaca is a partnership of:
Cool School Food is currently testing recipes in Ithaca’s 9 elementary schools, offering our entrees to over 2,000 students.
In Ithaca, we are offering Fiesta Mexican Lasagna (primary ingredients: black beans, winter squash, corn, tortilla chips), Tuscan Tomato Pie (a white bean pizza), and Beanie Burgers (primary ingredients: black beans, sweet potatoes, and oats).
There is no cost to schools to participate in our program. If you would like to donate to help us fund the program so that we can reach more students, click here.