The Issue: Low Consumption of Vegetables Among Adults
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 19.6% of adults living in South Dakota consume three or more vegetables per day, the lowest average among all the states. Teaching families to cook with vegetables can help increase their intake and encourage more nutritious eating.
The Campaign: Funding Cooking Supplies for Class
If this Grassroots campaign raises $400, then Time at the Table can equip four mini stations with basic supplies for its Kitchen Kids program. Each additional donation will fund more supplies for mini stations, as well as scholarships for participants.
Each station will include measuring cups, measuring spoons, mixing bowls, spoons, spatulas, oven mitts, a blender, and a toaster oven. Classes are divided into small groups of five or fewer students and start with recipes for simple dishes such as pasta. Volunteers help young participants to make the meals from scratch.
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Time at the Table
Time at the Table brings families together at the dinner table with a variety of classes and events. The Kitchen Kids program teaches young children how to cook basic recipes, while Mom's Night Off brings a group of adult friends together to cook, socialize, and take home food. By teaching people how to cook easy and inventive dishes from scratch, the organization aims to help them learn to explore cooking on their own and encourage healthy eating habits.