National Strategic Partnerships
Share Our Strength has developed a number of strategic partnerships with other national organizations and initiatives that promote healthy, affordable eating. These partnerships allow us to align our shared messages about the importance of food skills education and bring Cooking Matters programming to more families at risk of hunger across the U.S.
MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image—a place setting for a meal. My Plate National Strategic Partners consist of companies/organizations that are national in scope and reach, have a health mandate consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the mission of the USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion (CNPP), promote nutrition content in the context of the entirety of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, disseminate CNPP’s Dietary Guidelines messages and participate in CNPP sessions to develop and execute a joint strategic nutrition promotion plan annually. For more information, visit ChooseMyPlate.gov.
The Chefs Move to Schools program, founded in May 2010, is an integral part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative and its goal of solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. Share Our Strength is part of the Chefs Move to School Coalition, which is composed of leading culinary, nutrition and school organizations and was created to oversee the Chefs Move to Schools program. Coalition members provide leadership, resources and direction for the Chefs Move to School initiative. For more information, visit ChefsMovetoSchools.org.
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition) is a national education program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight. Supported by four NIH Institutes, the We Can! program provides science-based tips, tools, educational programming, and training to families and communities to help them encourage healthy eating, increased physical activity, and reduced time sitting in front of the screen (TV or computer). For more information, visit wecan.nhlbi.nih.gov/.