Spoons Across America

Spoons Across America
Organization Name:
Spoons Across America
Primary Address 1:
630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 212
Primary Address City:
New York
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
10036
Long Organization Description:

Spoons Across America® believes the best way to encourage better nutrition among children is to engage all their senses and feed their natural curiosity. Their programing awakens and inspires a lifelong passion in children to explore smarter, more nutritious and more diverse food choices. Spoons Across America® strives to improve children’s relationship with food so that they may enjoy the benefits of healthier bodies, healthier lives, healthier families and a healthier community.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(212) 245-1145
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
James Grosso
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
Since 2001, Spoons Across America® has provided comprehensive nutrition-based educational programs to over 100,000 children, teachers, and families.
Community members (approx.):
7,000 per year
Number of volunteers:
50
Number of staff/employees:
5
Annual Budget:
$460,000
Year Started:
2001
Major Funders:
Spoons Across America® programs are funded by foundation grants, corporate donations and sponsorship, individual gifts, and in-kind donations. Major funders include the Julia Child Foundation, Consilio, De Gustibus, Edgeworth Economics, The Brooke Jackman Foundation, the James Beard Foundation, Melissa’s, Viacom, WSGR, and Yum-O!.
Organization Type:
Culinary Education, Nutrition Education
About the Organization:
Spoons Across America,® the recipe for healthier children, is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating children, teachers, and families about the benefits of healthy eating. We work to influence the eating habits of children through hands-on education that celebrates the connection to local farmers and the important tradition of sharing meals around the family table. Since our founding in 2001, Spoons Across America has developed an interdisciplinary nutrition-based curriculum, for 1st through 5th grades, to ensure that children are empowered to make healthy and sustainable eating choices.
Latest Project:
The latest projects for Spoons Across America include Spoon Recipes Days and The Food Exploration Project that reaches afterschool programs and communities outside of New York City.
Areas Served:
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, New York State, National
Core Programs:
Food Literacy Programs include:
1. Food Explorers
2. From Farm to Book,
3. Take a Taste with Spoons
4. Spoon Recipe Days
5. The Dinner Party Project®
6. New York Agriculture Literacy Week
7. Spoons Cooking Club
8. The Food Exploration Project
Major Issues:
Cooking Education/Skills, Healthy Food Access, Nutrition Education (Children/Youth)
Non-profit?:
Nonprofit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
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