The Eat to Live Project begun in our afterschool programs to teach children about the 4 major illnesses that are killing communities of color in our nation; High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Depression, and Heart Disease. In hopes of inspiring our youth to learn about these four major illnesses we created a curriculum that motivates our students to be more conscious about what they put in their bodies. The curriculum consists of teaching children about gardening and the composition of power vegetables and fruits that naturally combat or prevent some of these illnesses. We then teach them how to cook healthy recipes with the fruits and veggies they have grown in their own gardens! Teaching the youth young not only allows them to be more knowledgeable about nutrition but also motivate their parents to be healthier as well!
Above: Let's visit the chickens in their coop and watch them eat!
Above: "Fresh food is awesome!" students engage in picking out fresh veggies from the farm to make a salad together!
Above: Lorenzo swimming in a sea of cabbage!
Above: Students in the "Eat to live class" showing off! Super exited to try their "Worm salad!" say what!? :)
Above: Students in the "Eat to live class" working together inside their school garden!
Above: "I love edible flowers!"
Above: Students in the "Eat to live class" making "Edible Portraits" from fresh fruits and veggies! Not only is it a masterpiece, but it's delicious and nutritious!
Above: Students are exited to try the "Mango and Kale" salad that the Eat to live cooking and gardening class has prepared for them!
Above: Mango and Kale salad, with a light lemon dressing! Healthy and delicious! Recipe comming soon!
Above: Students in the Eat to Live class learn the difference between natural and processed foods with a taste test designed to see if they can tell the difference between fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, and in doing so discovering why fresh is always better!
Check out our image gallery below to see our student in action! Cooking and gardening their way in to a better, healthier lifestyle!
A very special shout out to City Slicker farms in Oakland for hosting our studens on a field trip to your farm! You are all doing wonderful work in the community and we thank you!
learn more about City Slicker Farms here!
A special shout out to Oakland Unified School Nutritional Services for providing our students with a cooking cart that allows us to learn and teach!
Thank you to Harvest of the Month as well for your consistent support!
Would you like to learn how to cook simple heathy recipes for you and your loved ones? Visit us soon! We will have some sample recipes for you to try!
If you would like to be a sponsor for our eat to live cooking and gardening class and can donate cooking or gardening supplies for our students! Please call the main office at: 510-658-6454 ask for Amber Blackwell, MA Programmatic Operations Director or Tiffany Gipson, Administrative Operations Director firstname.lastname@example.org.