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DirectionFive is a Culinary and Nutrition Program for Kids

Our programs are based on in-depth interviews with kids from all walks of life, in thirty-five states. We listened to what the kids said they wanted and needed to learn in order to lead healthier, happier lives. We balanced their input with science and our experience. DirectionFive Culinary and Nutrition Program is a new model of health education inspired by kids, for kids. Learn More…

Food for Thought
Words of wisdom that inspire our program
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"Tell me and I will forget, Show me and I will remember, Involve me and I will understand."
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"When kids are part of the process, they will be part of the solution."

Our Simple and Delicious Quiche Recipe

This is such a simple recipe! It’s a wonderful dish for any meal. With breakfast serve with a fruit salad, for dinner serve with a green salad. Quiche Line a 9″ pie pan with your favorite pie crust. Do not … Continue reading

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Spring Camp at Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks

We had 8 wonderful kids in our Spring Camp. Olivia and Cyrelle were the fabulous teachers and a great week was had by all… The first photo looks so calm, doesn’t it? Not for long! To Register for our Summer … Continue reading

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Sugar is everywhere!

Sugar, Sugar, Everywhere…. There are 600,000 items in the American food supply that contain sugar, so understanding the different types of sugar and the effect on your body and the environment is important. When people think of sugar, they think … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day at Proctor Terrace

We’ll let the photos speak for themselves! We had such a good time making cookies and teaching the kids about natural dyes. Fun!

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Sugar Cookies and Natural Dyes

Sugar Cookies Please use organic ingredients. Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 egg 2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, non-aluminum 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: Preheat … Continue reading

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Easy Tips to Add More Veggies

Easy Tips to Add More Veggies! The best way to have your family eat more vegetables is to involve them with meal planning and preparation. Take some time once or twice a week to plan the family meals. Kids love … Continue reading

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Mac and Cheese and Happy Kids…

Macaroni and Cheese Everyone loves macaroni and cheese. This recipe does still have the cheese and butter (don’t eat often!), but it also has 4 different vegetables. 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 teaspoons sea salt 1 pound elbow macaroni 1 … Continue reading

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Our D5 Kitchen will be a reality this year! Sponsor Patty in the Human Race!

Here’s the link to the Human Race! I’m running in it for DirectionFive! Please sponsor me or run yourself for D5! http://www.humanracenow.org/goto/DirectionFiveHealth

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2014 Camps at Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks! Be sure to register early!

Spring Break- D5 KID’S CULINARY & NUTRITION CAMP (AGE 6-13) 5 DAYS New! From knife skills to sushi, this camp will enrich and enhance kids’ cooking skills! We will discuss the importance of nutrition and health as we prepare minestrone … Continue reading

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DirectionFive: Supporters and a Wish List!

DirectionFive is always looking for individuals and businesses to support our efforts and mission of helping kids lead healthier lives. Together we can change the world, one child at a time. Our wish list: -Monthly funds to support our web … Continue reading

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