California Food Literacy Center has announced the launch of its second Food Literacy Academy in Sacramento. This intensive 10-week training will prepare community volunteers to become certified Food Literacy Advocates, equipping them with the skills needed to teach food literacy in their community.
California Food Literacy Center’s mission is to inspire change today for a healthy, sustainable tomorrow through enduring community food education. They teach food literacy skills primarily to K-5th graders, and respond to a limited number of requests from a range of teen, adult and professional audiences as well.
In Sacramento, 40% of children are obese. Childhood obesity is a leading public health concern that disproportionately affects low-income and minority children. Children who are obese in their preschool years are more likely to be obese in adolescence and adulthood.
It’s much easier to teach a child a good habit than to help an adult break a bad one. When kids are taught about healthy choices, they’re more likely to grow up to be health-conscious adults, but just as importantly they’ll help their parents, teachers and our communities to be healthier, too.
Food literacy is defined as understanding the impact of your food choices on your health, the environment, and our community.
The call for applications is now open. The deadline has been extended to this Thursday, September 26th. A limited number of scholarships are available. Become a critical player in our region’s food movement by applying today.
Click here for an application.
Training for the Food Literacy Academy is made possible by The California Endowment, Sacramento Region Community Foundation, & California State Grange.