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BOSFoodLove aims to increase access to food for Boston Public School and Charter school students and families. 

BOSFoodLove's goal is to increase access to food for students during and after school, to help them learn, be healthy, and thrive.

About the program

Our focus

We want to increase the ways that students and families can get food in and outside of the school.

Our approach

We will do this by:

  • establishing programs where students can get food outside of school meals,
  • increasing enrollment in Federal and State food aid programs for BPS and Charter school families, and
  • building strong relationships with parent councils, wellness councils, and community partners.

We want to connect with students, families, and staff and hear their experiences around school food. Any changes will align with the values of families, students, and school staff.

Fresh fruit and vegetable activities

Local McIntosh apples (English and Spanish)
This type of apple is very versatile, meaning it can be used for lots of different things.
Bartlett pears (English and Spanish)
There are more than 3,000 kinds of pears grown in the world. Pears are considered hypoallergenic because it is rare to be allergic to pears!
Green beans (English and Spanish)
There are about 130 different types of green beans that grow around the world. Some of these can be yellow, red, or even purple!
Clementines (English and Spanish)
Clementines are a cross between mandarin oranges and sweet oranges!
Bananas (English and Spanish)
Although it looks like bananas grow on trees, a banana plant is actually an herb not a tree.
Local watermelon (English and Spanish)
Watermelons are 92% water and can help keep our bodies hydrated!
Local Empire apples (English and Spanish)
Empire apples don't bruise easily, so they're especially great to pack for a snack!
Local green and yellow bell peppers (English and Spanish)
Bell peppers come in many colors, including green, yellow, orange, red, purple, and white.
Local red grape tomatoes (English and Spanish)
There are over 10,000 varieties of tomatoes, and red grape tomatoes are known as one of the sweetest varieties.
Local blueberries (English and Spanish)
These little berries are packed with many nutrients, such as vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber.
Black plums (English and Spanish)
Plums can be eaten fresh, made into jams, or dried in the sun to make prunes!
Local summer squash (English and Spanish)
Summer squash has a soft outer peel, and you can eat it!
Nectarine (English and Spanish)
Nectarines are a type of stone fruit! Stone fruits are fruit that have a pulp flesh that surrounds a large pit.
Local zucchini (English and Spanish)
A single zucchini is referred to as a zucchina, and actually contains more potassium than a banana!
Persian cucumbers (English and Spanish)
Cucumbers are able to provide instant relief to a sunburn and keep you hydrated on a hot summer day!
Honeydew is a type of melon that originates from southern France and Algeria.
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