FoodFight Triathletes banner

FoodFight Triathletes

A team for FOODFIGHTNYC INC

  • $5,057
    Raised
  • 23
    Donors
  • 10
    Fundraisers

This campaign already ended. We hope you like the results!

$5,057 raised of $15,000
($250 online, $1,200 offline)

Championing the FoodFight by swimming, biking and running in the 2013 Aquaphor NYC Triathlon to increase food literacy in schools.

Leaderboard

name dollars donors

1

Scott Kobetis

Scott Kobetis fundraising for FoodFight Triathletes

$800 2

2

Neema & Preetham Reddy

Neema & Preetham Reddy fundraising for FoodFight Triathletes

$650 2

3

Steve Grant

Steve Grant fundraising for FoodFight Triathletes

$0 0

4

Karlien Zumpolle

Karlien Zumpolle fundraising for FoodFight Triathletes

$0 15

5

Deborah Lewison Grant

Deborah Grant fundraising for FoodFight Triathletes

$0 0

6

Emma Frame

Emma Frame fundraising for FoodFight Triathletes

$0 2

7

Samuel Schatz

Samuel Schatz fundraising for FoodFight Triathletes

$0 1

8

Jenifer Ekstein

Jenifer Ekstein fundraising for FoodFight Triathletes

$0 0

9

Kyle Pollack

Kyle Pollack fundraising for FoodFight Triathletes

$0 0

10

McKenzie Largay

McKenzie Largay fundraising for FoodFight Triathletes

$0 2

Most Recent Donations

Most Recent Comments

Be the first to show your support! Donate to one of the fundraisers above, then leave a comment on their page.

We are currently processing paperwork to enable direct donation via Razoo; in the interim, please donate using PayPal: http://foodfight.org/donate.html

This July, our team of triathletes will race to the finish line to win the good fight for good food! Through their valiant efforts, they will support FoodFight's mission to combat the obesity epidemic by using education as a tool to transform the culture of food and health in schools. FoodFight's Teacher Wellness Program© focuses on giving teachers and staff, who shape school culture, the knowledge they need to:

  • Filter misleading advertising
  • Navigate the supermarket and decode nutrition labels
  • Think critically about food politics and issues of access to healthy food
  • Act as healthy role models and mentor/teach their students about food literacy using our FoodFight in the Classroom© curriculum

FoodFight also offers health coach pairing for teachers and parent wellness workshops, along with facilitating garden grants, community supported agriculture and composting/recycling programs in schools. FoodFight's ultimate goal is to serve as a national model for food education in schools and empower legions of FoodFighters - teachers, school staff, students and parents - as agents of change in their communities joining forces to champion health and reverse our nation's obesity epidemic.

Where Will the Money Go?

$25 - Contribute to cost of healthy ingredients for hands-on cooking demo

$50 - Provide FoodFight in the Classroom© curriculum for students

$100 - Contribute to cost of chef teaching the basics of knife skills, cooking techniques, and easy to remember recipes

$175 - Give 40 teachers and staff carrot-shaped USB sticks containing a healthy eating resource guide, school wellness policy template, menu planning worksheets, and much more

$250 - Support food educator in delivering Teacher Wellness Program© to 40 teachers and staff

For FoodFight Triathletes:

FoodFight is excited to be first-time charity partners for this great event and thrilled to bring the focus of our work to a wider audience. FoodFight will provide our triathletes with racing shirts and with a pre-race meal (location and time to be determined). The individual who raises the most money on behalf of FoodFight will also win a dinner for 2 in New York City at one of our FoodFight partnered restaurants (approximate value $200). We still have 2 spots left - contact deb@foodfight.org to join the team!

Word on the Street about FoodFight:

[After FoodFight’s Teacher Wellness Workshop] I am going to make an effort to cut back on eating processed foods and check the sugar levels in the foods my kids eat. [Since the workshop] I have already talked to my students about the high amounts of sugar in the beverages they consume and also not to be tricked by false claims on food products.- Teacher, Edward R. Murrow High School, NYC

The FoodFight Program really helped me make positive health changes in my life and in turn, the lives of my students. My newfound knowledge about health and wellness has helped with my attendance - I barely ever get sick, meaning more consistency for my students. - Teacher, Park Slope Collegiate, NYC

"Although we pride ourselves on being a community of worldly, highly educated facillitators and advocates for social justice, this workshop allowed us to acknowledge the importance of nutrition and the socio-economic significance it has in our lives. Through this opportunity we were also reminded that our students watch us- including what we eat, therefore it is our responsibility to model healthy eating habits." - Principal, El Puente Academy for Peace and Social Justice, NYC

To learn more about us: www.foodfight.org

Team Captain

FoodFight Staff FoodFight Staff