FoodCorps at Healthy Chelsea

Since 2016 Healthy Chelsea has been a proud partner of FoodCorps, a national nonprofit focused on advancing equity through food. FoodCorps focuses on three areas of service in their communities, providing hands-on lessons for youth, maintaining nourishing school meals and building a culture of health in the school community. 

  • Lead hands on lessons with  students grades K-3 learning how to grow and prepare nutritious foods
  • Encourage students to try new foods in the cafeteria through taste tests
  • Foster a culture of health by celebrating students’ identities through food and support community initiatives striving for food justice

Your FoodCorps AmeriCorps Service Members

Lindsay Lesniak (she/her)

FoodCorps Education Service Member (2021-2023)

School Communities: Kelly Elementary (2-3 Grades) 

Early Learning Center (K-1st Grades)

Carolina Jimenez (they/them)

FoodCorps Education Service Member (2022-2023)

School Communities: Berkowitz Elementary School (2nd grade)

Hooks Elementary School (2nd grade)

Keeping Active

Healthy Chelsea and our coalition partners, The Neighborhood Developers and Social Capital Inc., have combined forces to form #WalkWednesday, a year-round walking group, to promote exercise, introduce parks and other areas of the city and create social capital. Every Wednesday morning a Community Health Leader guides up to 20 walkers on a different route. When not under pandemic restrictions the walk ends with coffee and conversation at a local coffee shop.