Food Literacy Center Programs

Overview

Programs

“The food literacy program is a hit with our kids! They love it! And the staff team has been very positive with the youth. Even our parents are becoming interested in learning more.” – After-school Director

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Programs

Our programs range from in-class Food Literacy lessons to community events throughout the great Sacramento area.

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Our Approach

We believe that good food should be fun! We focus on the positive side of food, sharing practical, affordable, and approachable ways to eat well, rather than harping on what foods people should avoid or eliminate. We aim to engage rather than frighten.

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What We Teach

We focus on positive reinforcement to celebrate the food kids already eat that are good for them, and then we offer them healthy adjustments, like swapping out jelly in a sandwich and replacing with apple slices. We make food literacy fun and approachable by offering hands-on cooking, crafts or science experiments in every lesson. 

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Who We Teach

Teaching children with our curriculum Your Sandwich Can Save the World! is our primary objective. By educating through local nonprofits and schools, we help kids develop healthy food habits while they are young. Parents are our secondary audience. Our curriculum inspires kids to bring home what they’ve learned to influence the food choices their families make. We also want parents to learn how to cook and make choices that are good for their families and our planet.

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