Food Literacy Month
September 1-30, 2017
September is Food Literacy Month in California. To celebrate, we are running a month-long campaign to promote food literacy education!
The Problem: Only 4% of kids eat enough veggies & 40% of Sacramento children are obese.
The Solution: Studies show that combined nutrition/cooking programs reduce obesity rates. By teaching kids to eat fruits and vegetables and reduce sugar and fat consumption, Food Literacy Center is preventing childhood obesity. Our program works!
Join the Rhubarb Revolution!
Become a member of the Food Literati!
Food Literati [fu: d litəˈrätē] - noun plural: People invested in changing the food system. Food Literati aren’t just foodies who eat; Food Literati change food – for good.
Become a member! Donate today!
Members of the Food Literati sustain our grassroots efforts to inspire kids to eat their vegetables! Your donations allow us to teach more kids, train more Food Literacy Geniuses, buy more broccoli and create meaningful public programs to build a healthy, sustainable community.
$180 ($15/mo) gives 1 kid a year of tasting, cooking, and eating new fruits and vegetables. Become a member today!
Our goal is to raise $30,000 in 30 days to support our mission! Your donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by our Food Literacy Month sponsors!
Join us for a Virtual Cooking Class & Farmers Market Tour!
Date: Thurs, September 7
Join us on Facebook and Instagram as we live stream our Chief Food Genius, Amber Stott, and Kid Chef Pear shopping at the Capitol Farmers Market and cooking a recipe together using seasonal ingredients found at the market! We’ll provide tips and tricks for shopping at the farmers market with kids, and on how to get kids more involved in the kitchen! #foodliteracy #foodgenius
Vote for Veggie of the Year!
Date: Wed, September 13 – Fri, September 15
Our fifth annual Veggie of the Year Competition will begin on September 13! Vote on your favorite of ten seasonal vegetables! The top five semi-finalists will be brought into the elementary classroom at Ethel I Baker Elementary, where a team of local restaurant chefs will present the veggies to 120 students to taste and vote.
Click here to vote for your favorite veggie!
Support local businesses!
We’ve teamed up with leading Sacramento restaurants to promote food literacy education through special menu items to benefit our mission to inspire kids to eat their vegetables. You can support our program by dining at participating restaurants and ordering the menu item(s) highlighted with our name! Curious what these menu items are? We keep a rolling list of them here.