With our classes on cooking, nutrition and sustainable food systems,
and our trips to farms and markets where healthy food is being grown and sold,
we convince people to start eating healthier food.
What is healthy food?
It’s really quite simple.
The healthiest foods are fresh, locally grown, minimally processed foods, like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. We call these whole foods. They give our bodies (and minds) what they need to stay healthy.
We’re realists though.
We know processed, packaged foods have become a mainstay in the American diet.
So we also talk about finding and affording healthier processed foods.
We assure our students:
Every time you choose just to eat just one healthier, whole or processed food, you make a difference in your health, and the health of the food system.
Every day, we’re getting more people (even high schoolers) baking pies, eating beets, and claiming posession of “my collard greens,” and “our corn bread.”
We’ve got kids who’ve never held a chef’s knife, expertly dicing tomatoes for salsa.
Of their own will, our students have started substituting water bottles for Big Gulps. They are shopping at different groceries and farmer’s markets, to find the same foods they are discovering in our classes.
We’ve got people tasting, cooking and deciding to eat healthier foods.
Are YOU eating this well?