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What our Cooking School Means for the Community
Message from CEO, Amber Stott

Kids doing veggie cheer - photo by Adam Gottlieb

Amber Stott is the Founder and CEO of Food Literacy Center.

Last year, a teacher at Leataata Floyd Elementary asked the students why they like their food literacy class. Several students said they like trying new foods. Others said they love cooking their own food. One student said, “They never give up on us.” 


Food Literati Members Bring Citrus Smiles to Kids
This is an example of what your generous donation towards our mission supports.


Inspires a kid to taste a new veggie (attitude change).


Inspires a kid to make a new recipe & learn knife skills (knowledge change).


Gives a kid one year of tasting, cooking, and eating new fruits and vegetables.


Empowers a kid to ask an adult for fruits and vegetables to eat outside of food literacy class.


Helps build mission capacity to continue scaling and reach more kids.


Food Literacy Hero
Rick Mahan with a Food Literacy Center kid

Rick Mahan

Food Literacy Center is extremely fortunate to have the ardent support of one of Sacramento’s premier chefs, Rick Mahan, chef/owner of restaurants OneSpeed and The Waterboy. Over the years, Rick and his chefs have participated in many Food Literacy Center events, including this year’s Broccoli HQ Night during the Sacramento Food Film Festival, and his restaurants were one of our first donate to help us expand our program to more schools. Food Literacy Center is peach proud to present an invisible cape to our latest superhero Rick Mahan!


Our school programs

We teach weekly after-school programs in the Sacramento area and help kids develop healthy habits while they are young.


Food Literacy Academy

Join fellow healthy food ambassadors in our community and help bring food literacy education to local schools.

Featured video

New Cooking School – Video

New Cooking School – Video

School is getting healthier for Sacramento kids! Food Literacy Center shares plans for our new cooking school, which broke ground yesterday. Check out drone footage of the future site, architectural drawings, and hear about our founder & CEO’s vision.

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Food Wiki


Quinoa is a grain-like crop that is grown for its edible seeds. It is often mistaken for a type of cereal or grain but it is actually a member of the family that contains Swiss chard, spinach and beets. Researchers refer to quinoa as a “pseudocereal” as it is not a grass but can still be ground into flour.