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We need student leaders!

Do you wish that you had more nutritious or appetizing options for lunch at school? Would you like to see junk food and vending machines advertising it out of your school? Would you like to help your school become a place that encourages a healthy lifestyle and eating habits for students? If so, join our mailing list (non-MCPS e-mail addresses only) to support and keep up with our work.

You can also like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or Instagram and encourage your friends to do so. You can also help by posting photos of your school food, citing positive examples as well as things you'd like changed and tag us (#realfoodmcps). The more student voices that join us, the greater our ability to create positive changes in your school. You can also get more involved through the options below.

Serve as a School Representative

Middle and high school students can serve as school representatives for HSFM and help start and serve on a wellness committees at your schools. If you're interested in serving in this role, write info@healthyschoolfoodmd.org. You can also read the job description and check if we already have a representative on our school representatives page and write that person to get more involved or to serve as a co-representative.

Serve on our School Nutrition Advisory Committee (SNAC)

Would you like to meet with other students to discuss changes you would like to see to your school food and advocate for those changes directly to decision makers in MCPS? Then write info@healthyschoolfoodmd.org to be invited to join SNAC. We are hoping to hold quarterly SNAC meetings in school year 2018-2019 under the leadership of our student board members.

Serve on our Board of Directors

HSFM has two spots on our 15-person Board of Directors for high school students. Those spots are currently filled, but there are openings in the spring of most years. If you are interested in serving in this role, please write with your grade and school name and we will send you an application when there is an opening. Board members commit to 5-10 hours/month of their time, meetings on the second Saturday of the month from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and raising or donating $100/year to support our work.

Thanks for your interest in HSFM!


"I would go for no added sugar. 0 grams! There is a diabetes epidemic. And, lower overall carb counts. No french fries, no pizza. No chicken nuggets. We are handicapping our kids' eating habits for life because we assume they aren't capable of eating and enjoying real food. I can attest to the fact that kids will eat what they're used to."
- an HSFM Supporter

"Some things there are are REALLY, REALLY gross, like the greasy deep-dish pizza that tastes like feet, and has no nutritional value. School lunch can be incredibly disgusting, and I for one would like better and healthier school lunches."
- a student at Eastern Middle School

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