06 Oct '16, 8pm

Recap from my Chicago trip to @BarillaUS headquarters! Love their kitchen

Recap from my Chicago trip to @BarillaUS headquarters! Love their kitchen

It was interesting to talk to some of the staff on site – most of them have been working there for many years, starting as part of the “youth corps”. The youth corps is a paid program for kids (starting at age 14) that, via an apprenticeship, teaches them about nutrition and trains them in valuable skills like how to garden, cook, and compost. Many of them transition to full time staff members later in life! One of them, when asked why he likes working at Growing Power and what he has learned, said it has taught him a lot about problem solving and how to work with others. He’s also really proud of getting kids excited about veggies and healthy food! Remember when I taught kid’s cooking classes via a community organization as part of my dietetic internship back in 2011? It’s so true that getting kids involved in the growing and cooking process makes them MUCH more likely to...

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