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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 and tofu 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!


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.


Cool School Food is currently in 24 schools in 4 boroughs, offering our entrees to over 10,000 students.


Click here to see some of the entrees that we offer


Cool School Food in Ithaca is a partnership of:

Cool School Food develops recipes, gets them on the menu, and promotes our plant-based entrees.

In Ithaca, students are enjoying North African Red Lentils, Pasta Fazool, West African Beans and Greens, Fiesta Mexican Lasagna, Ms. Patel's Rajma, and Power Hummus in addition to other recipes. Power Hummus is available every day in all schools, and the other recipes are served at least twice, and sometimes three times per week. Students and staff can always count on getting a Cool School Food entrée on Thursdays.

Because the cost of our programs are generally not paid for by the schools, your donation will help us to reach more students. If you would like to donate, click here.

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