For all youth to nourish themselves and their community through mindful cooking, healthy eating habits, and an appreciation for food.
We believe that…
… cooking can bring joy and excitement, and have positive and long lasting impacts on health.
… cooking is an effective way to educate people about nutrition and healthy food choices.
… that cooking provides a healthier alternative to processed and packaged foods.
Community and Well-being
… preparing and sharing food can help families and communities strengthen their connection to one another.
… preparing food for yourself and your family develops self-sufficiency and pride.
… cooking and exploring food encourages the appreciation and integration of diverse cultural practices.
… cooking encourages people to use sustainable ingredients that positively impact the environment.
… an understanding of food systems, from production, to distribution, to consumption, is a critical part of practicing sustainable and conscientious consumer habits.
… cooking is a practical and affordable way to feed yourself and your family.