Kitchen Classrooms

Healthy Eating Initiative

The Healthy Eating Initiative’s purpose is to promote and educate people on the importance of eating healthy and a healthy lifestyle. The Healthy Eating Initiative (HEI) is an international organization with the goal of encouraging a healthy lifestyle and increasing awareness regarding childhood nutrition. To this end, various chapters across the world, led by secondary school students, conduct weekly health and nutrition lessons at a local primary school.

ESY NOLA Arthur Ashe

Founded in 2006, Edible Schoolyard New Orleans (ESYNOLA) changes the way children eat, learn, and live at five FirstLine public charter schools in New Orleans.

Firle community allotment

Learning about food is a life changing adventure! Children often eat only the
foods that they know. When they see, experience, and prepare new foods
they often enjoy the taste. Eat Your Veggies offers a fun environment for
children to experiment with new and sometimes unusual ingredients. The
children cook real food using fresh seasonal organic ingredients with much
of the produce obtained from the school garden or local farms. Small groups
are utilized to encourage touching and tasting of vegetables and to practice

Firle community allotment

We are a community project set up to revitalise the village allotments and engage the community in growing vegetables, herbs, fruit, edible flowers and planting an orchard.

There are about 50 households in the village and 100 children attend the village school. 

We will be working with the village primary school and their cookery teacher to grow food the children can cook in school for their lunch. 

Green Scientists

The Green Scientists is a garden based educational program. Its core purpose is to develop and expand on the concept of the outdoor classroom. 

Population served are predominantly people of color. 

The programs educational content is guided by culturally relevant pedagogy as well as the pedagogical approaches of Ken Robinson, Paulo Freire, Maria Montessori and Rudolph Steiner. 

Kids Cooking for Life

Mission Statement: 

"Kids Cooking for Life (KCL) creates confident, competent young cooks armed with the knowledge to make healthy food choices for life and share this knowledge with their friends and families."

 

"Kids Cooking For Life teaches nutrition and inspires lifelong healthy cooking and eating habits through hands-on cooking classes to students from low income communities, with the support of individuals, foundations and full-pay tuitions."

 

Garamanjaku

Project Garamanjaku is an after school program that serves for elementerly school students living in Okinawa, especially students from low income families. On weekends, we are planning to provide edible programs for kids and parents living nearby. Garamanjaku is originally a restaurant providing traditional okinawan healthy food with okinawan herbs, so kids sometimes cook and serve at the restaurant too. 

Meals Program at Thaden School

Thaden opened in the fall of 2017 with grades 7 and 9 and will grow incrementally over the next few years to serve students in grades 6 through 12. We will offer small classes where students discover joy in learning and cultivate their potential under the guidance of masterful educators.

The Green Heart Project

The Green Heart Project (GHP) is a 501©3 non-profit organization that builds school garden programs in the Charleston area. With a high value placed on health, education, and building community, GHP pairs local volunteer mentors and students to grow school gardens through in-school and after-school programs, primarily in schools serving low-income populations. In doing so, it connects students to local food systems, while reinforcing academic standards, building interpersonal skills and cultivating community.

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