Why can't kids have healthy food in schools? They can.

Support healthy food in schools

volunteers served food in 2016


meals served in schools in 2016


Good Food Café locations in 2016

"Toronto chef Jesus Gomez makes vegetable-focused school cafeteria food kids will actually eat." - Jennifer Bain, Toronto Star

Myth: kids won’t eat healthy food. Truth: if you cook it, they will come.

With our Good Food Café program, we’re modelling a universal, healthy school cafeteria. For years we served up healthy school lunches but have now switched gears from cooking lunch to advocacy. We do not currently run a hot lunch program, but instead are connecting key stakeholders in the school food landscape to create systemic change for all students.


Getting Good Food & Good Jobs in School Cafeterias
Recipes for Change - Local Food in Cafeterias

Good Food Café

With our Good Food Cafés, we're showing that kids will eat healthy food. It's all about serving food that's cooked from scratch, tastes great and fuels minds. Hear from some of the kitchen staff making healthy meals every day.

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Contact Katie German if you have any question about this program.

Katie German
Director of Programs
416-363-6441 x248

Program Lead

Katie German // Director of Programs

Katie German is a certified high school teacher and urban farmer. She coordinates the School Grown program, a youth employment focused schoolyard farming social enterprise. She brings over 15 years of working with youth, designing educational programs, and facilitating meaningful learning experiences that are rooted in social justice and building community. She has been farming for 5 seasons and loves...see full bio