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…
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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
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
Even though it’s fall, there are still Farmer’s Markets in many parts of the country. Look at this beautiful produce! Bring your kids with you if you can and let the farmer’s explain what they have grown and how to … Continue reading
We just completed the 17 class series at Sonoma Academy and look forward to our next class series there. our most requested class series is for 5 after-school classes, but we are about to begin a 2-series class, and of … Continue reading
Kids should not be exposed to synthetic food colorings and dyes. Please read on for options-that are really fun to make! It’s Food Coloring Season ‘Tis the season for rolling pins, sugar cookie dough, cookie cutters, and little drops of … Continue reading
This recipe is a delicious way to use all that zucchini! The kids love it and enjoy making it. Zucchini Pizza For a vegetarian version, simply leave out the ground turkey. Serves 6 4 cups zucchini, grated 2 cups brown … Continue reading
It’s really fun-and very different- teaching different age groups. Today we taught 10-13 year olds at another Summer Camp. They had a great time and were really interested in the nutrition information as well as cooking! We look forward to … Continue reading
A picture is worth a thousands words! Here are some photos of our Summer Camp for 6-9 year-olds! The kids had a great time, their parents were impressed and our D5 teachers felt incredible that they were making such a … Continue reading
We are proud to announce that Dr. Adam Gazzaley has joined our Board of Directors. Dr. Gazzaley brings a depth of experience and important contacts to the Board that will serve DirectionFive well in our goal to expand our reach … Continue reading