“Food literacy education is as important as reading and math.
This project brings critical food education into school day
academic curriculum, a big broccoli step towards improving the
health of our kids!”
-Amber Stott, Founding Executive Director, Food Literacy Center
Our new center is coming soon! Floyd Farms at Leataata Floyd
Elementary will be home to a city-run community garden, Food
Literacy Center’s cooking school and headquarters, and student
gardens managed by our program staff.
Located at the south end of Floyd Farms, directly behind the
cooking school, will be a 2-acre multi-use, outdoor classroom
operated by Food Literacy Center. Our farm was designed with one
goal in mind: encouraging children to eat their vegetables.
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
Amber Stott is the Founder and CEO of Food Literacy
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
Rates of diet-related disease are high, reflecting the 40% of
students in Sacramento who are obese or overweight, and 1 in 3
living with type 2 diabetes. Studies show that developing healthy
habits early can help prevent these diet-related diseases. Our
free cooking and nutrition program empowers kids to improve their
diets with healthy food.
We invite you to follow Aubrey, a food adventurer in our food
literacy program, as we share what her day looks like.
Stacey Kauffman is the Board President for Food Literacy
Center, and Senior Vice President at Radio.com.
Thank you for supporting Food Literacy Center on its path to a
new cooking school at the Leataata Floyd Elementary School
campus. This ambitious, first-of-its-kind project brings
together a unique set of partners in America’s Farm-to-Fork
Capital. Let me provide some history of how this all began over
eight years ago.
SACRAMENTO, CA. (September 18, 2019) – Food Literacy Center is
pleased to announce the official groundbreaking of the Food
Literacy Center’s future cooking school at Floyd Farms. Floyd
Farms at Leataata Floyd Elementary will be home to a city-run
community garden, Food Literacy Center’s cooking school and
student gardens managed by the nonprofit’s program staff. The
project will serve the 330 elementary school students enrolled at
Leataata Floyd Elementary and their families, students throughout
the Sacramento City Unified School District, and community
This ambitious and first-of-its-kind project is in partnership
with the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD), the
City of Sacramento, HMC Architects, and The Mill at Broadway,
which neighbors the school campus. We are excited that it is
finally coming to life!
We are excited for the future Floyd Farm’s cooking school, which
will also serve as Food Literacy Center’s headquarters. We look
forward to providing meaningful programs that invite the Leataata
Floyd community to share this resource. If you have any questions
about the project or Food Literacy Center, please reach out to