Launching Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project to improve nutrition in schools

This grant supports a partnership between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts to help shape the Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010 (CNR). This two-year initiative will, during the rulemaking process: (1) advocate that revised United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards be guided by Institute of Medicine recommendations for all foods sold in schools; (2) encourage Congress to provide funding to allow schools to purchase healthier foods and cafeteria equipment and to provide training and technical assistance for food-service workers; and (3) work with USDA to establish rigorous school food-safety standards. Activities will include drafting regulatory language and policy proposals; supporting policy-relevant research, such as health impact assessments and cost-benefit analyses; conducting Capitol Hill briefings; educating the media and public on school nutrition; and developing grassroots and grasstops advocacy. Pew will provide at least a one-to-one dollar match toward this effort. No Foundation funds will support lobbying.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,999,437.00

Awarded on: 5/10/2010

Time frame: 5/15/2010 - 9/14/2012

Grant Number: 67582


Pew Charitable Trusts

2005 Market Street, Suite 1700
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-7077


Jessica Donze Black
Project Director


Erik D. Olson
Project Director