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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.

Food Day

Culinary Challenge

Chef Academy

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 Chef Academy program is a professional development opportunity for school food service managers to build culinary skills and inspire creativity for school food service environments. The program’s success is seen through newly developed menu items, developed on-site by cafeteria staff for full school division implementation.

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.


Kids Cook

Teen Taste Sense-ation

Sports Nutrition

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.

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.

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.



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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