Teachers and Parents! You Need a Break. We are here for you!
Our focus is on plant-based nutrition, exercise, and intersectional issues including race, the environment, and kindness to animals.
Live interactive classes:
Parents – schooling at home? Sign your children up for any of the courses that show specific days and times. Click the button below to register.
Teachers – in the classroom or for students learning virtually from home. While your students can take any of the classes below, we can also offer some classes exclusively for your classroom (see which ones, below). There may be a charge for custom classes and most schools have some funds for these kinds of programs. Contact us and we can help you navigate possible funding solutions. Click the button below to register your interest. For details contact email@example.com.
Please note that parents/caregivers must agree to supervise their child(ren) in our cooking and exercise courses for safety reasons and that our classes are recorded for others to view and learn.
All scheduled classes are FREE.
It helps us a lot to know how many students to expect. If you can’t make it, please contact Kelley at the email above to let her know.
All classes are 1 hour. Classes start the week of January 11th and run through June 11th.
You can join our classes at any time so don’t worry that they started in January!
There are no classes on school holidays (we’ll be following the New York City school calendar).
Teachers sign your class up! Mondays 11 AM (ET) starts 2/1
PE Class: Fitness Challenge (Middle & HS)
Major King of 5 Crew Dynasty will challenge your students or your teens at home on fitness goals while having fun, and get them inspired to eat right! Fill out Registration Form and we’ll be in touch to arrange. FREE.
Weekly: Mondays & Wednesdays at 1 PM (ET)
PE Class: Hip Hop & Health (Elementary)
Join Major King of 5 Crew Dynasty and learn fundamental hip hop moves, have fun and get inspired to eat right! Attend one or both days. FREE.
Weekly: Mondays 5 PM (ET)
Let’s Cook Dinner! (Elementary, MS, HS)
Learn how to make our Cool School Food recipes from Around the World with Emani Parsons, MS. These recipes are on school menus across the country! When you’re done, dinner will be ready! A parent or caregiver must participate with elementary child(ren) for safety reasons. FREE.
Teachers sign your class up! Flexible Schedule
Food & Race
(Middle School OR High School)
This 4-week discussion group is for middle school or high school students. With awareness of racial injustice at an all-time high, this age-appropriate series will foster knowledge of important issues. More details here. Taught by Eloisa Trinidad. FREE.
Weekly: Tuesdays at 1 PM (ET)
PE Class: Animal Pose Yoga (Elementary)
Have fun doing animal pose yoga with Tashya Knight, and learn how to eat healthy! FREE.
WEEKLY: TUESDAYS AT 5 PM (ET)
Let’s Cook Dinner!
(Elementary, MS, HS)
Join Frances Valentin, MSW, as she teaches you how to cook Latin American food. When you’re done, dinner will be ready! Frances would be happy to teach it in both English and Spanish if anyone would like to take the class in Spanish. A parent or caregiver must participate with elementary school children for safety reasons. FREE.
Gardening: Let’s Grow Dinner! (MS, HS, Adults)
This class has already completed. If you are interested in a gardening class, email Kelley@healthyschoolfood.org and let her know. If we get 10 participants we’ll set up another class. Why not get 10 friends together for a group class? FREE.
Teachers sign your class up! Fridays 11 AM (ET) Starts 2/5
Immune System Tuneup
(Middle & High School)
Learn how to make your immune system as strong and healthy as possible! We’ll learn about healthy plant-based eating and cooking, exercise, sleep, and stress reduction. This course is a private course for Health, Family & Consumer Sciences, and other classrooms. Taught by Gail Mayer, RD. FREE.
Weekly: Thursdays 11 am (ET)
Did you know that New York State has a requirement to teach humane education? Learn about humane education and meet the animals at Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Find out why “farmed” animals are really so much like our dogs and cats! While the tour is geared to elementary students in third grade and up, all ages are welcome. FREE.
Teachers sign your class up! Flexible schedule
Food & the Environment
(Middle & High School)
Learn the biggest action you can take to address climate change, and learn how to make easy climate-friendly food. Taught by Pierce Delahunt. FREE.
Weekly: Wednesdays 5 PM (ET)
Evening Exercise for Families (Elementary)
Have fun doing a variety of activities and games with your children, including Zumba, Simon Says, Kickboxing, yoga, and more with Emani Parsons, MS! A great way to spend time together and let off some steam! You’ll also learn about the easiest ways to eat healthier! Right now this class is on pause. We’ll start the class again when we have five families signed up. Why not get all your friends together for this? FREE.