HEALTH BEGINS IN YOUTH
Kids In Nutrition (KIN) empowers the younger generation to lead healthy and sustainable lives through nutrition and food sustainability education. Recognizing that children develop lifelong habits by the age of nine, KIN's mission is to enhance nutrition and food systems knowledge and inspire positive food preferences during their formative years. Our primary focus is on marginalized communities, where educational and health disparities in low-income areas contribute to a disproportionate risk of chronic diseases. arly food literacy plays a pivotal role in instilling healthy and sustainable dietary habits that carry into adulthood, thus building a foundation for:
Chronic Disease Prevention
By mobilizing existing local community resources and spearheading grassroots change, we empower individuals to be part of a movement that will directly impact themselves, their peers, and future generations.
Teams of five university volunteer instructors visit local elementary classrooms (in-person or virtually) to teach once a week for seven weeks. Lessons are evidence-based and include interactive visuals, hands-on games, physical activity, and group work. Our mission focuses on getting kids to think about how their individual dietary choices impacts themselves and the world around them. Our peer-to-peer mentorship model exerts a powerful influence on behavior change by making nutrition and food sustainability topics relevant and engaging.