The purpose of the Orange Home Grown Youth Food Literacy Program is to foster a healthier, more sustainable food system and to pass these values on to the next generation. We want to change how people measure the value of food and the impacts it has on our environment and our health. Through this program, students interact with local farmers focused on conserving natural resources and biodiversity, along with local chefs who demand flavorful ingredients grown in healthy nutrient-rich soil for their dishes.
This youth program in the City of Orange is geared towards providing hands-on learning opportunities for OUSD high school students to engage in the entire food production cycle, and to give them the tools to make powerful choices related to food, their health, and their future. Classes include interaction with local chefs, farmers, certified dietitians, catering directors, culinary schools, non-profit executive directors, food science professors, and more. From seed awareness and crop diversity, to digging in the dirt, interaction with local farmers and chefs, an introductory culinary class, and a day spent at Chapman University with their Food Science department, this program will provide a balanced look at all aspects of our food system.
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