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Our Mission

FoodRight empowers youth to choose foods that sustain life-long health.

OUR ROOTS

A needs assessment conducted by Lisa Kingery, founder and CEO of FoodRight, in central Milwaukee early in 2006 revealed a youth population with a consistently poor diet, high prevalence of obesity, and a lack of programming to address the issue.

 

The idea to introduce an elevated home economics curricula to address the needs of today’s youth was born. The Youth Chef Academy©(YCA), a cooking-based nutrition education program, was created based on behavior change theory and food acceptance research.

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GROWING STRONG

Since the official launch in 2015, FoodRight continues to develop and broaden its hands-on culinary & nutrition programs.

 

FoodRight has expanded its reach as a Milwaukee-based nonprofit that partners with Milwaukee Public Schools and community-based organizations to offer garden-based and culinary nutrition education programming taught by registered dietitians.

 

FoodRight develops its own plant-based recipes, created to be affordable, accessible and globally-minded.

Learn more about our programs here.

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO EMPOWER?

We empower our students to....​

  • claim their right to have access to fresh, nutritious whole foods​

  • claim their right to engage and learn from hands-on culinary and nutrition eduction 

  • claim their right to turn nutritious whole foods into delicious plant-based meals 

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VISION
  • That all people understand the impact of food on health and can make life-supporting choices

  • That all people have access to wholesome, sustainably-raised foods no matter their income

  • That all people possess the basic skills to cook wholesome foods from scratch

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VALUES
  • A sustainable food system — environmentally sound, economically viable, and socially just

  • Diversity in foods grown and eaten as a key component to individual and environmental health

  • Experiential learning as a tool for impactful education

  • Family meals as a powerful means of promoting well-being

VALUES

Empower

Changing the way Milwaukee eats and creating a more sustainable food system in our own communities starts with our youth. Giving them the skills, knowledge and tools is just the start of it all. Get involved today. 

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Communiy Partners
COMMUNITY PARTNERS
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GET INVOLVED

Interested in getting involved with FoodRight? We have lots of opportunities, whether you're an educator, looking to volunteer or just like what we do and want to donate. Maybe you simply want to hear more about what we are currently up to. If so, subscribe to our newsletter

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