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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Words of wisdom that inspire our program
"Tell me and I will forget, Show me and I will remember, Involve me and I will understand."
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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
We’ll let the photos speak for themselves! We had such a good time making cookies and teaching the kids about natural dyes. Fun!
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
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
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
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
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