Learning about real food: where it comes from, how to cook it, and being introduced to new whole foods, should be fun! We create and support educational programs that enlighten students and adults about all things food-related through engaging events.
Teen Taste Sense-ation
As a local celebration of CSPI’s “Food Day”, this event brings together students with the larger community through a series of fun activity stations, each designed to educate and communicate the importance of food choices on their academic performance and physical fitness.
The Feeding Academic Success Culinary Challenges main objective is to engage students in the issue of school food. With our youth as leaders, we seek to gain insight into potential school nutrition solutions as our students share their creativity and enthusiasm in a competitive format. With our new EXPO format in 2016, we are adding educational breakout sessions that explore food from a journalist’s, farmer’s, and a chef’s perspectives, as well as other informational sessions.
This workshop encourages students to become more adventuresome and curious culinary consumers. They learn about the primary taste receptors and other specifics concerning taste and flavor to help guide them in future food/beverage choices.
This recipe contest, which reaches across several counties, gives students in grades 4-8 an opportunity to create a healthy, fun recipe that the winners will prepare in public in a cook-off competition.
Often parents are bombarded with conflicting messages about nutrition and are misinformed about what foods their children require for good health and the demands of regular physical activity and athletic competition. Focus on eating whole foods (not processed foods, which typically come in a box or bag) in order to maximize health and performance.
Healthy Habits is a video series that provides easy educational tools for school age children. The lessons can range from simple and healthy cooking tutorials, workout out routines, and even education about our overall food system here in Northern VA and the entire country.
Please check in occasionally to see if any new lessons have been added.
Real Food For Kids is committed to working in collaboration with our partners to increase the quantities of healthful foods in our school systems, developing and delivering programs that educate our students and their families on making healthier lifestyle choices, and ensuring access to real whole foods for all school children.
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