Loading images...

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
seafood
"Tell me and I will forget, Show me and I will remember, Involve me and I will understand."
  D5 Needs Your Help
Your cash and gifts-in-kind keep us going
d5 kids
"When kids are part of the process, they will be part of the solution."

Happy Kiddos

Well, week three of Summer Camp is over tomorrow and our last week of Summer Camp is the week after next. DirectionFive has five programs and we touch on all of them in Camp. DirectionOne covers the basics such a … Continue reading

Posted in Other Posts | Leave a comment

Summer Camps have begun!

Our first week of camp has come and gone. We had a fantastic group of 6-9 year-olds and D5 student chefs and D5 teachers had a great time! These photos pretty much say it all!

Posted in Other Posts | Leave a comment

Ice Cream Sandwiches at Castle’s!

The kids told us they had a great time, which is what we love to hear! The theme for the camp was ‘Frozen’ based on the movie, so we made ice cream sandwiches. Granted, ice cream sandwiches aren’t the healthiest, … Continue reading

Posted in Other Posts | Leave a comment

Summer Camps…

It’s almost time! Summer Camp for Kids at Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks. We have such a great time-the kids love it! You register at Rec and Parks, and here is the link. The first and last camps are full, … Continue reading

Posted in Other Posts | Leave a comment

Tori and Sonia at Guys Can Cook, Too!

This was the third year that DirectionFive has participated in Sebastopol’s Sunrise Rotary’s Guys Can Cook, Too! We made Minestrone Soup with Farro and drizzled it with a thin pesto and topped it off with fresh gratings of Parmesan. So … Continue reading

Posted in Other Posts | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Other Posts | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Other Posts | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Other Posts | Leave a comment

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!

Posted in Other Posts | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Other Posts | Leave a comment