Your donation makes a difference to the health and well-being of not only a single child but an entire community for generations to come.
Eating take-out and pre-packaged convenience foods has become the norm. While Americans from every sector suffer the effects, people in low-income communities where food budgets are limited suffer disporpotionately. So many of our children, particularly the poorest, have been raised on a steady diet of pre-packaged, high-sugar, high-fat, highly-processed foods. The result is an alarming rate of obesity, malnutrition, diabetes and heart disease.
Teaching children (as well as their parents, teachers and neighbors) to cook and appreciate wholesome, affordable, nutritious food now can stop the cycle of food-related diesease and health disparieties. Your support creates a ripple effect—children who learn to cook and appreciate healthy food now cook and eat healthy foods throughout their life. They raise children with the same values and pass on these life skills. Together with your support we can reverse the epidemic of obesity and poor eating in a single generation. All children deserve access to wholesome food and the chance to enjoy life-long health.
Here's what your contribution will support:
$2000 - teaches 32 5th-grade students to cook and sample 40 different vegetable, legumes and whole grains from 10 world cuisines while mastering and applying grade-level math and literacy skills
$500 - equips one school with all of the tools and supplies necessary to participate in multiple cooking programs across several classrooms
$250 - supplies all of the food for a one MPS classroom to participate in 10 weeks of cooking-based nutrition education lessons
$100 - provides the opportunity for one middle-school-aged youth to participate in 10 hands-on cooking-based nutrition education lessons applying math and literacy standards while learning to independently cook healthy foods from scratch
$50 - gives a child the chance to learn and participate in 5 culinary nutrition education classes
$30 - provides the ingredients for one workshop to teach and motivate parents how to shop for and prepare healthy affordable meals for their families