BRIGHTER BITES Creating communities of health through fresh foods
FEBRUARY 11 / MAY 13 / AUGUST 12 / NOVEMBER 11
Brighter Bites began with a vision: to bring a produce co-op to schools in underserved communities identified as "food deserts" that included an educational component. Every week, Brighter Bites heads to these sites & distributes fresh, seasonal produce for participants to pick up & take home at no cost. The goal is to change behavior among low-income children & their families to prevent obesity & achieve long-term health. Brighter Bites is a comprehensive, multi-component school, preschool & after-school program that utilizes reliable access to fruits & vegetables, nutritional education & consistent exposure to recipes & messages that feature fresh food. Since its inception in 2012, Brighter Bites has delivered 13 million pounds of fresh produce & nutrition education to over 30,000 families in Houston, Dallas & Austin. Nibble by nibble, they'll go nationwide!