Food Literacy Center currently provides three
programs as part of our commitment to inspiring kids to eat
their vegetables: food literacy classes, the Food Literacy
Academy, and Food Literacy Corps.
We teach weekly programs afterschool in low-income elementary
schools throughout the Sacramento area. In our classrooms,
students learn fruit and vegetable appreciation, how to read
nutrition labels, cooking skills and environmental impacts of
their food choices – and they have fun.
Our Approach & Philosophy
When kids are taught healthy choices early, they’re more likely
to grow up to be health-conscious adults, and importantly they’ll
help their parents, teachers and communities to become healthier,
too. We use positive reinforcement, getting kids excited about
fruits and vegetables through culturally appropriate recipes and
Our goals include reducing childhood obesity and improving
healthy eating habits among low-income children, increasing
environmental stewardship and supporting community development
that sustains healthy food choices in communities of highest
need. Our goal is also for kids to have fun and develop love for
healthy food that creates a lifetime of healthy habits.