Healthy Schools Healthy Communities empowers communities to build a healthier future for children and families across Missouri.

We bring together schools, community organizations, businesses, parents, and residents to identify and push for changes that increase access to healthy food and physical activity where our kids live, learn and play throughout communities in North St. Louis County. 

  • Increases Access to Healthy Food
  • Brings the Community Together
  • Encourages Physical Activity
  • Creates Change

Together we are making changes to schools and local environments that will have a lasting impact and reduce childhood obesity in our communities. 

Community organizations in North St. Louis County interested in becoming a partner contact Phedra Nelson at 314-521-1822, Ext 32 or

Riverview Gardens School District:
LeMasters Elementary, Moline Elementary, Lewis & Clark Elementary, Meadows Elementary, and Central Middle School.

Ferguson/Florissant School District:
Cool Valley Elementary, Griffith Elementary, Vogt Elementary, Central Elementary, and Bermuda Elementary.


Hip-Hop and Step classes are held once a week for 8 weeks at Griffith and Lewis & Clark Elementary provided by Dance Plus Inc of North County.

Kids in the Kitchen nutrition classes are held once a week for 6 weeks at Lewis & Clark Elementary and Moline Elementary provided by the UM Extension.

Green Thumbs Up Garden Camp a one-week summer camp for youth ages 6-13. Campers spend an active week in the Community Garden exploring, digging, planting, harvesting, and learning about composting. They will also learn how to care for our plants from seed to plate with hands-on learning and plant cultivation.

School Garden at Moline Elementary and Lewis & Clark Elementary in Riverview Gardens School District. We emphasize how to sustain a garden involving, teachers, parents, farmers, and Ag professional. Students will eat what they grow along with experiential learning and nutrition education.

Riverview Garden School District
Ferguson Florissant School District
City of Ferguson
City of Dellwood
STL Metro Market
STL Kids Expo
Earth Dance Farms
UM Extension
Operation Food Search
Dance Plus
Gateway Greening

Community organizations in North St. Louis County interested in becoming a partner, please complete  the Letter of Program Interest and email to Phedra Nelson,