Real Food for Kids - Montgomery began in October, 2012 with a
meeting of parents who were concerned about the nutritional value of
the meals and competitive foods in the Montgomery County Public
Schools in Maryland. We have since built a coalition of over 4300
supporters, including parents representing 192 of the 203 schools in
Montgomery County. In addition, we have 62 parent representatives
to MCPS schools, who are taking a leadership role in changing the
food environment and policies at their child’s school.
A Montgomery County Public School system that serves and promotes real, whole, local, sustainable and nutrient-rich foods for a student body that selects and eats those foods.
To mobilize parents, students, educators and community members to promote policies, practices and educational opportunities that improve the food environment and general health and well-being of students in the Montgomery County Public Schools.
We conduct community-building, training and educational activities, and we advocate for policies at the county, state and federal level on nutrition, wellness and school-food related topics.