In 2013, we developed a model to scale our program: our Food Literacy Academy, which trains community members as food literacy instructors. We call them Food Geniuses. In our pilot in 2013, we trained 20 instructors. At the time we were serving 120 kids per year. We completed the pilot in spring 2013 and by the end of the summer we had already reached 2,400 kids with our food literacy education!
Today, we reach more than 20,000 kids a year! We have 62 trained Food Geniuses.