The Pure Food Kids Workshop, funded through the Flagship Foundation, is aimed at educating fourth through sixth grade students about the prevalence of food additives and their possible health risks. To date, more than 20,000 students have participated in the Pure Food Kids Workshop.
During the 2-1/2 hour lesson, students learn about:
- How they are being marketed to on packaged foods
- Common food additives and their possible harmful effects
- How to read a food label including the nutrition statement and ingredient list
- The difference between whole and processed foods
- How to prepare a recipe and participate in the preparation of a whole-food soup
- The benefits of eating healthful foods
The Pure Food Kids Workshop is a no-cost workshop for schools. It is taught by trained instructors who have a passion for pure foods and a desire to help kids form good eating habits. As part of the workshop, the Program provides all cooking items, products, printed materials and foods for the lesson.