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Food Adventurer Challenge
"Chopped"-style challenge with our students

Slicing oranges

I was lucky enough to teach a group of kindergarten students at John Cabrillo Elementary this semester, and was so excited to see how far they’d come by the end of our 14 weeks together. – Honeydew Hannah

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

$25

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

$50

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

$186

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

$500

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

$1,500

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

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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!

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Our school programs

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

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Food Literacy Academy

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

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Falling in Love with Healthy Food

Falling in Love with Healthy Food

Our students fall in love with healthy food! We provide 14 weeks of free food literacy classes for at-risk elementary students at low-income school in Sacramento. Donate today.

Supported by Mariani Nut Company. Produced by Thomas Ferrous.

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Quinoa

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.