RAISING SPRING GREENS
At Midwest Food Connection, we excite children about healthy foods through storytelling, drama, art, gardening, and cooking. We provide the knowledge, positive experiences, and tools to empower young people to make healthy decisions. All children should have access to food education, yet the needs and demands of schools, most of whom have limited resources for education in healthy eating, far outweigh our current capacity. This spring, we’re asking you to help us raise the greens to reach more children!
Watch this video to learn about the impact we make. And join us by making a monetary contribution of any amount and becoming part of the movement to teach the next generation how to care for themselves, for the land, and for each other.
BECOME A SUPPORTER
Over the years major support from foundations, school PTA’s, and natural food cooperatives have provided a strong funding base for Midwest Food Connection. However, we need to grow our individual donor base in order to reach more schools. If you would like to support us via in-kind donations or through volunteer work, please contact us. We welcome your assistance in reaching more children with our natural foods awareness programs.
TEACHING CHILDREN TO EAT WELL
Midwest Food Connection (MFC) sends educators into elementary school classrooms to teach about healthy eating, local foods, as well as sustainable and organic agriculture.
- We provide children with opportunities to study and taste natural and organic foods.
- We create an understanding in children of the origins and traditions of regionally produced foods.
- We teach children about the methods and benefits of organic and sustainable agriculture.
- We organize and lead field trips to local diversified farms.
WORKING WITH YOUR SCHOOL
Our extensive curriculum covers topics from whole grains to local produce to immigrant cuisines. We have created elementary school lessons specifically for kindergarten, primary, and intermediate grades, and offer a new middle school curriculum as well. Each lesson has been carefully polished through frequent use in a variety of classroom settings.
Midwest Food Connection has partnered with schools in the Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota area since 1994. During the school year of 2015/6, we taught in 60 schools and taught over 1,000 individual lessons.