Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

LEAN AND GREEN KIDS

Healthy Kids. Happy Planet.

Oceanside, CA

Mission

Mission: To teach and advocate for plant-strong nutrition education, empowering youth to reach their full & powerful potential, while helping to create a greener and kinder world for all.

Ruling Year

2009

Founding Director

Barbara Antonia Gates

Main Address

2009 Elevada St

Oceanside, CA 92054 USA

Keywords

Nutrition education for Kids, Environmental Conservation, Vegetarian nutrition education, Food Education, Food and environment

EIN

27-0199097

 Number

4059542021

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

Agricultural, Youth Development (O52)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs + Results

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School-aged children are being programmed everyday - in their most formative years - to choose animal protein as the center of their meal. It is being taught in every classroom, with nutrition education materials from the Dairy Council and USDA - promoted and provided for free to every school in every city by industry dietitians. The programming is then reinforced by the National School Lunch Program, with meat & dairy based school lunch entrees served to 30 million+ kids in the school cafeteria, daily. Lean and Green Kids is working to address issues of children's health and environmental protection through educating kids and families about the life-changing, planet saving power of eating plants for "lean and green" protein.

Our programs

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Education. Cool Bean Nutrition and Culinary Lessons for Youth

Outreach, Community Events and Professional Conferences

Advocacy, School Wellness

Where we workNew!

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Lean and Green Kids aims to empower kids to reach their full potential with plant strong nutrition, creating a healthier, greener, and more socially just world for all. We partner with educators and school food professionals to work toward making healthy plant-based school meal options more widely available and acceptable.

From the classroom to the cafeteria, Lean and Green Kids instills in youth a special appreciation for the health and environmental benefits of delicious plant-powered meals, enabling future generations to thrive. We offer free in class presentations that meet national standards for health education, plant-based taste tests, and provide educational programs and resources (including books and posters) to teachers and schools.

For years, Lean and Green Kids has fostered relationships with teachers and school food professionals, enabling us to reach thousands of students with a plant-strong, health-promoting message. As our funding increases, we are able to multiply our impact and reach more students with our educational programs and resources.

Our reach continues to grow. We are reaching more students with our youth education and culinary programs, our middle and high school presentations and our nutrition-education resources for teachers. Before and after our middle and high school presentations, we survey students to measure our impact, and continue to improve our programs based on this information.

Our classroom presentations, Daily Scoop nutrition education program, and books, posters and other resources for teachers have reached thousands of students. We have partnered with school districts to link classroom education to school cafeteria plant-based taste testing events as we work toward making healthy plant-based school meal options more widely available. Moving forward, we aim to partner with more districts and increase the reach of all of our programs and resources.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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No

Organizational Demographics

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