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…

Outside Tips from our National Parks

Nature is so important for kids. Here is an article with some great tips for getting kids outdoors and learning about our natural environment. With education, comes appreciation and respect!    

Zucchini Pizza: A Kid Favorite

Still have baskets of zucchini? You’ll love this Zucchini Pizza recipe. It’s a kid favorite! Zucchini Pizza For a vegetarian version, simply leave out the ground turkey. Serves 6 • 4 cups zucchini, grated • 2 cups brown rice, cooked … Continue reading

Kids and Climate Change Class

The purpose of the Kids and Climate Change Class was to educate kids about aspects of climate change, and then empower them with information so that they know that what they do to help matters. This happened while they learned … Continue reading

Tips for Healthy Skin

These tips are appropriate for kids and adults, although the ‘watch your caffeine/alcohol/smoking’ tips are (hopefully) only needed by adults.. Teenagers are particularly interested in healthy, clear skin. These healthy skin tips will make body and skin healthier. Perfect! Wintertime … Continue reading

Give More Thought to Snacks

Give More Thought to Snacks by Patty James According to a recent survey of American’s dietary habits 75% of us eat breakfast, 88% eat lunch, and 90% of us snack daily, yet we don’t plan snacks like we do other … Continue reading

The Socratic Method

At DirectionFive, we teach kids using the interactive Socratic method. Here is a summary for you. We hope it’s useful. In his lecture, Political Science professor Rob Reich describes the Socratic method, pointing out the following:   Socratic inquiry is … Continue reading

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

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