Engage in a Meaningful Food Experience

The Mollen Foundation is a 501 C(3) non-profit organization dedicated khổng lồ educating and empowering schools and communities to lớn transkhung their lives by adopting healthy habits to achieve life-long benefits. The Mollen Foundation offers a comprehensive approach lớn healthy living through food education, physical activity, leadership & resiliency skills.

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“Obesity is such that this generation of children could be the first basically in the history of the United States lớn live sầu less healthful and shorter lives than their parents” - Dr. David S. Ludwig


Innovative Programs to reduce food insecurity, obesity & hunger

School Programs

The Mollen Foundation integrates standard aligned food education across core academic subjects during the school day at Title 1 schools.

Community Programs

The Mollen Foundation promotes a shared use Mã Sản Phẩm for schools & communities to have safe, accessible areas khổng lồ gather, plant, và play.

Professional Development

The Mollen Foundation offers a variety of knowledgeable resources khổng lồ teachers, school administrators, và community members from site visits lớn professional development opportunities.


Learning food history, how lớn grow produce & cook nutritious meals

Why Healthy Habits Are So Important

Adequate consumption of food doesn’t always provide students with the nutritional necessities for a successful day of learning. The Mollen Foundation supports fresh, local, nutrient dense food and challenges students to think critically about their choices in order to lớn sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Our nation suffers from:

80% of overweight adolescents will become obese adults (New England Journal of Medicine) A Quadruple in Type 2 Diabetes since 1980 (WHO) Up to 60 percent of Adolescents who are overweight or obese, have at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease (Dr. Lappe, Clevelvà Clinic) 13 million children are food insecure (USDA) 42% of teens vày not believe they are doing enough lớn manage their găng (APA)

The programs we facilitate are designed to lớn promote proper nutrition và help students cultivate life changing habits và behaviors. This inquiry-based Mã Sản Phẩm offers students the ability to hone in on their critical thinking skills to lớn apply khổng lồ everyday life.

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Our school programs promote:

Grade-appropriate knowledge và skills necessary to lớn grow, prepare, & cook plant-based foods Increased focus, attention, & body awareness through integrated mindfulness Movement và increased physical activity Mentorship và advocacy skills for healthier lifestyles

Our programs reduce ức chế & enable students to focus better in the classroom

"The best way lớn capture moments is to lớn pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing." -Jon Kabat-Zinn

Garfield’s Garden on the Corner

Located in the historic Garfield neighborhood in downtown Phoenix, Garfield’s Garden on the Corner is open khổng lồ students và neighborhood residents to lớn become empowered with essential & culturally appropriate skills of self-sufficiency khổng lồ transsize their current behaviors to healthier, life-long habits.

The garden is a great resource providing the school và community opportunities lớn learn life skills which include growing và harvesting food, as well as learning to lớn work together khổng lồ create and cốt truyện meals.


Food và Fitness Challenge

The “Food and Fitness Challenge” is a chiến dịch run by student sustainability officers which challenges students khổng lồ engage in healthy habits. Students compete with different schools by posting, liking và sharing on social truyền thông about their involvement in healthy behaviors. They tóm tắt their favorite healthy foods, exercises and stress relievers. The final competition results in funding to the winning school for use on healthy habits of their choice.


Mentorship Program

Our mentorship program allows students lớn engage their leadership skills lớn teach other students about growing, harvesting & cooking healthy meals.