Wellness in the Schools (WITS)

WITS inspires healthy eating and physical activity in high-needs NYC public schools by providing scratch-cooked meals, active recess periods, and fitness and nutrition education. WITS actively engages students and school staff in a fundamental reimagining of the lunch and recess experience.  Meringoff’s operating support sustains trained culinary graduates who partner with cafeteria staff to feed kids real food, and fitness coaches who encourage schools to let kids play. 

"WITS has introduced our students to food that they would not have had the opportunity to eat and enjoy...it is changing lives, one at a time, day by day.”

-Cecilia Kaplinsky, Principal, PS 216 Brooklyn