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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Patty showing the kids how to make egg pastaSonoma Academy KidsThese kids prepares a meal for a group of Veterans and with the D5 Team and the kid’s parents we delivered the meal to them. We call this series, It … Continue reading
We love school gardens! So many of our schools either have gardens or are planning gardens. We can take the kids to the gardens to pick the ingredients to prepare the recipes. They learn about where their food comes from … Continue reading
It’s incredible how much progress these kids have made! Their knife skills are incredible and when tasting a soup they had just made one of our students who has been with us for quite a few classes said, “Hum, I … Continue reading
Please remember that our programs are based on what kids all across the country said they wanted and needed to learn to lead healthier lives. If kids ask for it, we create it. Well, the kids at Sonoma Academy asked … Continue reading
Well, our first ‘Exploratory’ program at Sonoma Academy is over and we look forward to seeing this same group of kids in a new offering from DirectionFive–DirectionFive Advanced. We will take them to an even higher culinary and nutrition level. … Continue reading
At DirectionFive we feel that vegetables are the key to health and therefore we’re veggie-centric. That doesn’t mean we teach the kids just vegan or vegetarian recipes and meals, it just means that vegetables are not relegated to a ‘side … Continue reading
Grains, Meats and Water DirectionFive is a culinary and nutrition program for kids. We have five programs or directions and one of them is the connection of the Earth’s health to our personal health and how the choices we make … Continue reading
We love to hear from parents! When we find out that their child was teaching them what we taught them, it simply makes our day! “My freshman son came home from Analy yesterday, filled with important nutritional information that he … Continue reading
Kids love to make home made Pizza! Here’s our recipe: Pizza Dough Kids favorite all across the country! Makes two- 12″ deluxe pizzas. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups – warm water (120° -130° F) 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 Envelope active dry … Continue reading