6 Million SEEDS

Students Educated in Environment, Diet, and Sustainability

The 6 Million SEEDS School-based project and the 6 Million Seeds Podcast are 2 facets of one combined effort to transform school food. The premise is simple:

  • Our children are our most precious resource.
  • Children comprise the most vulnerable section of our population. They have neither autonomy nor agency, regardless of their economic situation, housing status, race, skin color, religion or national origin. While some may indeed be worse off than others, children are always at the mercy of the people and environment around them.
  • In the United States, one of the biggest issues children face is access to genuinely healthy food that supports their growth and development, and ability to learn.

6 Million SEEDS School-Based Project

(Host School TBD)

The goal of 6 Million SEEDS is to reach students, educators and classroom parents or school dietary personnel through direct experience of healthy foods and frequent exposure to evidence-based nutrition education created by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Food For Life curriculum for elementary school children.

The school-based portion of the project is unique because it focuses on teaching school-age children about eating more fruits and vegetables, as recommended in the US dietary guidelines. This is a direct action project with no negatives. In fact, teaching children to eat more healthy, protective foods and less refined junk food is beneficial in both the long and short terms. In the short term, it helps the students stay healthy, supports their immune responses, and helps them focus and attend to lessons in the classroom. In the long term, healthy food will help children grow up to be healthy adults who support a healthy world.

Originally, based on the concepts of the USDA farm-to-school program, the 6 Million SEEDS project was created in October of 2021 to address the dismal state of nutrition in school-age children. Since the pandemic spurred the US government to provide two free meals to every child  Monday through Friday, the quality of the food offered has declined even further. Sadly, a lot of the food is so poorly prepared, unappealing, or unpalatable that the children would rather go hungry than eat what is provided by well-meaning school food service staff. 6 Million SEEDS seeks to address this problem.

6 Million Seeds Podcast

  • Starting January 2022
  • Hosted by: Meryl Fury, MS, RN & Carrie Bruno, PharmD, DipACLM
  • Available on (your favorite podcast platform)

The goal of the podcast is to reach the adults most directly responsible for decisions about feeding children, namely parents, educators and healthcare professionals. Through the podcast medium, they will hear this message in many different ways from many different voices so that adults can make informed decisions about the food recommended for and given to children.

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