The local Sacramento nonprofit, Food Literacy Center, has been fighting against food injustice and inspiring children to eat their vegetables through education and interactive activities since 2011. This month, Food Literacy Center launched the podcast, Raising Kale, to tell the stories of our multi-layered food system. Host and Food Literacy Center’s Founder, Amber Stott talks to the kale raisers who are solving problems and enacting change in their communities.
Amber speaks to guests with a variety of backgrounds: Krystal Oriadha from National Farm to School Network, Elise Bauer from Simply Recipes, and Ken Myszka from Epiphany Farms Hospitality Group are just a few people listeners can learn from when it comes to the fight against food injustice.
What exactly is a kale raiser? A person who gets in good trouble, using food as a tool. Raising Kale’s guests are involved with remarkable, action-oriented initiatives from improving school lunches to building local food economies in Haiti to ending hunger through culinary education in San Diego.
“The Raising Kale podcast represents a long-time goal of mine for the nonprofit: to provide wider education to the public outside the walls of our elementary schools,” said Amber Stott, Food Literacy Center’s Founder and Chief Food Genius. “I get to speak to my peers in food thought leadership across the nation and share their powerful stories. I hope listeners will join me to learn more and to raise kale in their own community.”
In addition to launching a podcast, Food Literacy Center announced their very first book, Food Anatomy Activities for Kids: Fun, Hands-On Learning, perfect for middle school-aged students and available for pre-order on Amazon. Stott noted “this is a true food literacy book. I was the book’s author, but the entire staff helped! We divided up the recipes and experiments, and everyone created some of them. It’s something we created that will be available for the public to purchase because we know that everyone needs food literacy.”
With hands-on education for elementary students, a book for middle schoolers, and a podcast for adults, Food Literacy Center is teaching everyone the importance of food literacy!
Raising Kale is streaming on Radio.com. Follow Raising Kale on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. To learn more about Food Literacy Center and the work they are doing in Sacramento neighborhoods, www.foodliteracycenter.org.
Disclosure: Food Literacy Center is a pro-bono client of FleishmanHillard Sacramento