The Edible Academy brings hands-on gardening and nutrition education to students, teachers, and families in the Bronx and throughout New York City. In spring 2018, the Edible Academy will open a new, state-of-the-art facility which will double current capacity to reach more than 100,000 children and families each year. By learning the importance of eating fruits and vegetables and understanding how to grow and harvest their own food, students begin to take ownership over their diets. Furthermore, students learn from on-site cooking demonstrations, and Garden educators encourage healthy meal preparation at home by providing all students with take-home bilingual recipes and bags of fresh produce. As part of its commitment to increase access to fresh produce for underserved youth, Chobani Foundation is one of the companies funding the Edible Academy as it undergoes this ambitious expansion plan.