We offer a wide array of programs to meet the needs of our communities
Kids Culinary Program
Kids culinary program creates a learning environment for low socioeconomic children to learn basic culinary skills while making culture-focused recipes. The program teaches kids the importance of eating fruits, vegetables, protein, and whole grains daily and is sometimes assisted by a chef or culinary volunteer. Our culinary programs help kids enrolled to learn and practice some basic math concepts and build fine motor skills while building language skills. The kids that participate in our culinary program build confidence in making healthy eating choices while also practicing self-sufficiency.
Prevent Diabetes Culinary Program
The prevent diabetes culinary program is a 2-6 month virtual or in-person program aimed to prevent diabetes in participants of African descent. The program is a combination of nutrition education and culinary classes preparing culture-focused recipes. This program increases the consumption of fruit, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains with applicable lifestyle changes and habits. In this program, we offer step-by-step education on how to properly select, cook, and store produce while maintaining their nutrients and providing optimal nutritional value. Each group is also taught about stress management, a grocery store tour, physical activity, and tracking intake.
Grow your own & EatWell
Growing your own food provides self-sufficiency in communities that do not have access to healthy foods. Community gardens and/or gardening classes equip our participants with the necessary skills to grow seasonal produce with great quality of nutrients. This is also a great way of ensuring fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables will grow in communities that need it the most. We partner with local organizations to decrease food deserts and increase access to nutritional foods