FoodRight Inc

Food Right

Address:

Hawley Environmental School: 5610 W Wisconsin Ave

Golda Mier: 1555 N Martin Luther King Drive

Trowbridge Elementary: 1943 E Trowbridge Street

Rogers Street Elementary: 2430 W Rogers Street

 

Orientation: TBD

Days/Hours of Volunteering: Tuesday (9:30-11:30 OR 12-2), Thursday (9:30-11:30 OR 1:30-3:30), Friday (7:30-9:30 OR 12-2)

Description of Agency/Activities: FoodRight, Inc. is a Milwaukee‐based 501C3 social enterprise which partners with schools, community organizations, institutions and businesses to offer food, gardening and culinary nutrition education programming and services. FoodRight’s mission is to empower youth to choose foods that sustain life‐ long health. We offer comprehensive obesity prevention and health promotion programming to youth ages 6 – 15 as well as to parents, staff and community members. Fun, experiential learning through cooking and gardening is a key component of all of our programs. Since its inception in 2006, FoodRight’s edible education programs have reached more than 1000 children in 12 schools and organizations. Our goal is to bring hands‐on culinary education to every school‐aged child in Milwaukee, empowering children, families and communities to make food choices that will not only bring lasting and positive changes in their personal health but also to the health of their communities and the environment.

Youth Chef Academy Elementary©: is aimed at elementary‐aged children from 4th ‐ 6th grade. Based on research and best practices for changing eating behaviors in children, this hands‐on curriculum addresses common core standards while engaging students in positive experiences with healthy foods. Children learn basic cooking skills while they explore the foods that help them to grow and stay healthy. In the course of 10 lessons, they are exposed to more than 40 different vegetables, legumes and whole grains from 14 different cuisines.

Growing Chefs©: curricula are garden and cooking‐based curricula for lower elementary (1st ‐3rd grade) or upper elementary (4th –6th grade). Students prepare and eat dishes using vegetables that they planted, cared for and harvested from their own class gardens. The program was designed so that students can understand first‐hand the interdependence of soil, seed, plant, and health in a single school‐ year even in a school with no established garden located in climate like Wisconsin's.

Student Role at Agency:

FoodRight Teaching Assistants helps implement either the Growing Chefs© or Youth Chef Academy Elementary© curriculum in the classroom.

Commitment/Requirements:

 


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Marquette University Service Learning
P.O. Box 1881
1102 W. Wisconsin Ave. Room 303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

Phone Number: (414) 288-0250
Fax Number: (414) 288-3259

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