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...



Tips. Recipes. Anatomy/Digestive Lesson

Whether you’re a teacher to other people’s kids, or you want ideas for your own, here are some ideas for you. Introduction: Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives is the mantra for this program. When you understand the foods that support your … Continue reading




Carrot Apple Walnut Muffins

Carrot Apple Walnut Muffins No sugar and non-gluten These muffins contain stevia, which is the dried powder of the Stevia plant. Be careful to purchase Stevia without artificial sweeteners. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Makes 12 muffins 2 eggs ¼ … Continue reading




Homemade Pasta

It’s so much fun teaching a bunch of thirteen year-old girls at a birthday party! The request by the birthday girl was to learn to make homemade pasta, and ice cream sandwiches. The birthday girl didn’t consume dairy as she … Continue reading




Bone Health

Bone Health for Kids: When I traveled the country interviewing kids, I was often asked to teach a class after I was finished the interviews. I was more than happy to of course! I chose bone health as the topic … Continue reading




Beth Greer and a Healthy Home

Three programs on children’s health in a row with three incredible women leading the charge. How to Have a Holistic, Healthy, Happy Home: Solutions for Parents of Kids with Challenges Jun 23 2016 – 12:00pm Beth Greer, Award-winning Journalist; Environmental Health … Continue reading




Wellness in the Schools

If you’re on this site, then you’re interested in kid’s health! Nancy E. Easton, Co-Founder/Executive Director, Wellness in the Schools is coming to The Commonwealth Club in June to discuss healthy lunches, and much more, in our nation’s schools. If you’re … Continue reading




No Kid Hungry!

If you’re an educator, of simply someone who can’t bear the thought of a hungry child, please join me to hear Debbie Shore, co-founder of Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on June 21st. … Continue reading




Macronutrients and Mustard Vinaigrette

For this class you can begin by teaching about protein. You could dry toast some nuts to put in the salad for a protein source or grill some chicken or salmon or other fish. Carbohydrates and fats/lipids can be taught … Continue reading




Physical Fitness

If you’re teaching a class in the winter months and perhaps it’s pouring rain, you might do what we do. Make a nice pot of soup, and while it’s simmering, have the kids stand against the wall, and see who … Continue reading




Life on a Farm

Life on a Farm is part of DirectionThree: how our Earth’s health affects our health and vice versa. Kids love this Life on a Farm lesson. If we teach this in the morning, we might make a veggie scramble with … Continue reading




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