Nutrition and Food
The nutrition and food projects at Rooted Emergence empower youth in underserved communities to make healthy and sustainable food choices through hands-on activities like cooking and gardening. The curriculum includes education on Whole-Food Plant-Based (WFPB) meals and snacks, herbal teas and tinctures, and the nutritional benefits of specific foods and plants, as well as human biology. The goal is to help youth understand the connection between their food choices, their health, and the environment, and to support food justice in their communities.
At Rooted Emergence, we believe that every young person should have access to healthy, nutritious food. Our nutrition and food projects are all about empowering youth in underserved communities to make better food choices for themselves and the planet. We'll teach you all about farm-to-table cooking, from growing and harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables to turning them into delicious, healthy meals and snacks. You'll learn about the benefits of whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) eating, herbal teas and tinctures, and how to choose foods that are good for your body and the environment.
But it's not just about cooking and eating - we want to help you understand the bigger picture. That's why we'll also teach you about the science of nutrition and human biology, so you can see how the foods you eat affect your body and overall well-being. And when you learn about food justice and the importance of sustainable farming practices, you'll be equipped to make informed decisions about what you eat and how it's produced.