About the Collaborative


The Tompkins County Childhood Nutrition Collaborative is dedicated to the continuous improvement of the Tompkins County food system. We seek to support a food environment where no infant, child, or adolescent faces obstacles to making the healthy, nutritious food choices that will support the realization of their full potential.

What We're focused on


We aim to make fresh produce regularly and easily available to young persons through food pantries, farmers markets, community gardens, school food programs, and retail outlets.

Nutrition education

Youth will develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to make decisions that support health through school wellness programs that engage with the community.

Personal and Public Health

Promoting increases in healthy food consumption countywide will dramatically reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases in the long term.