Healthy Foods in Schools Find out more about an innovative strategy for improving the eating habits of students in a low-resource community in rural North Carolina. The program is called SPOON, Student Power Over Our Nutrition. Watch our video. Charter School Policy Work Self-Help is an active member of the Charter School Lenders Coalition working at the federal level to ensure that high quality charter schools serving low-income children have access to facilities funding. Self-Help also works on charter school policies in North Carolina and provides advice in numerous other states. In 2014 Self-Help partnered with the A.J. Fletcher Foundation in convening over 40 education leaders to shed light on the challenges and opportunities of North Carolina's expanding charter school sector. The resulting report, N.C. Charter Schools: Excellence and Equity through Collaboration, recommends strategies to increase equity between charter and traditional district schools, to expand collaboration between the charter sector and traditional district schools, and to enhance the quality of all public education opportunities for all North Carolina students.