Kids In Nutrition is designed to improve knowledge of nutrition and food sustainability to inspire food preference change in elementary kids. Our approach organizes university students to promote behavior change in dietary habits through a three-pillared intervention: education, food access, and family engagement. Given that children develop habits by age nine, KIN teaches kids about optimal nutrition and sustainability practices during their formative years. Early food literacy education has a tremendous downstream effect on carrying healthy and sustainable dietary habits into adulthood, thus building a foundation for chronic disease prevention, health equity, and environmental impact awareness.
Each pillar operates in unison to empower children and families from all socioeconomic, cultural, and racial backgrounds to make informed decisions and take control of their health.