WHO WE ARE
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 a re-invented 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.
WHAT WE DO
Since FoodRight officially launched in 2014, it has continued to develop and broaden its programming.
FoodRight has expanded its reach as a Milwaukee-based nonprofit that partners with MPS 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.
FoodRight empowers youth, families and communities to choose foods that sustain life-long health.
That all people understand the impact of food on health and are able to 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
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
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