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
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"Tell me and I will forget, Show me and I will remember, Involve me and I will understand."
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"When kids are part of the process, they will be part of the solution."

Favorite Recipe from Camp

Yes, Turkey Meatloaf beat out homemade ice cream! Turkey Meatloaf Serves 10 3 pounds ground turkey 3 large eggs 1 cup uncooked oatmeal 1 medium red pepper, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 1 small carrot, grated 1 … Continue reading




Summer Camp 2015

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed D5′s Summer Camp for Kids! Alas, it’s come to an end! Look at all these beautiful faces.




Eat Local and Seasonal for Optimal Health

Did you know that there are a wide array of health benefits to eating vegetables that are in season and locally grown? With modern agricultural technology, it is very easy to disregard the importance of seasonality. Today, we can consume … Continue reading




Summer Camp for Kids!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and we agree! We have finish two weeks of summer camp and the kids learned a lot about nutrition, created many recipes, learned about safety and sanitation and knife skills. Parents … Continue reading




Next Week!

Summer Camp begins on Monday, June 15th, and we are so excited to see kids we have taught before and meet new kids and their parents! Get ready to see some new faces -and recipes!- next week!




More photos from Intersession

We had a great time with the kiddos-now D5 Student Chefs-at Sonoma Academy. Here are some really great photos!We have happy faces, faces looking at meat being cut up, faces eating some really bitter cardoon, proud faces and faces learning … Continue reading




Haley Whitley: Teacher Testimonial

Haley is one of our incredible Certified DirectionFive teachers. Here is her awesome testimonial about our new Members page. “As a certified DirectionFive teacher, I’m pleased to be part of such an amazing program. Being a teacher in Marin, it’s … Continue reading




Look up….

Do you see the new tab at the top of the page? Our Member’s site is now open! Many months creating this new offering, but it’s really five years in the making. When you’re a Member, you have access to … Continue reading




New Ways to Sign Up…

Here are two new ways to sign up for our Newsletter! Please sign up yourself and pass this along. Thanks! For a Text Sign-Up-Just send your email address by text message to: DIRECTIONFIVE at 22828 Or Scan:




We Aim to Please!

We always try our best (and almost always succeed) in making changes to our program/classes if we have a child in class who requires substitution of ingredients. If there is a peanut allergy, we’ll use almond butter in the recipe … Continue reading




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