Our Programs

At the heart of all our work at Project EAT is the mission to end health inequities and close the achievement gap in school communities. We support health and nutrition education both in the classroom and after school because we believe that fresh food and exercise are essential to creating healthy students.  We also believe that in order for students to perform their best academically, they have to be at their best physically.  Students who are healthy and performing well academically are in an optimal position to be leaders and role models at their schools and in their communities. Although our programs focus on the growth and development of individual students, our end goal is to shift the behavior of entire communities to become healthier.  Youth need to be the leaders of this behavioral shift because they are inspirational, creative, and heavily invested in the welfare of their community.  Youth are also much more likely to take the advice of other youth instead of following directions from an adult who may not completely understand them. Project EAT involves hands-on learning and experiences that impart valuable skills which have real world applications.  Our programs focus on growing and preparing healthy food - and in the process, we grow and prepare healthier individuals and communities.

Garden

In the youth employment program, interns ages 14-17 years old gain valuable job readiness skills and experience through...

Standards-aligned nutrition lessons are taught using school gardens as a setting for learning.

In the middle school program, garden-based nutrition education and California standards-based social studies curriculum...

Students can join the after school garden internship, which meets two days a week in the outdoor classroom.

In this introductory level internship, students learn how to grow their own food, cook healthy food, and make healthy...

Research

This internship is a leadership opportunity for students who are interested in inspiring healthy changes within their...

Cooking

In the youth employment program, interns ages 14-17 years old gain valuable job readiness skills and experience through...

Cooking in the classroom trains and coaches teachers to lead curriculum-based nutrition and cooking lessons in the...

A six week youth development course on healthy cooking and eating with EBT cards.

Young parents participate in a series of cooking and nutrition lessons.

In the middle school program, garden-based nutrition education and California standards-based social studies curriculum...

Students can join the after school garden internship, which meets two days a week in the outdoor classroom.

In this introductory level internship, students learn how to grow their own food, cook healthy food, and make healthy...

Project EAT reaches out to parents, families, and community members to inspire them to become participants in their own...

Fitness

The Food and Fitness Festivals provide a 12 station, hands-on, interactive experience for students, parents, families,...

Project EAT reaches out to parents, families, and community members to inspire them to become participants in their own...

Youth

In the youth employment program, interns ages 14-17 years old gain valuable job readiness skills and experience through...

A youth-led conference open to youth groups throughout the Bay Area.  Topics include food justice, urban gardening, and...

A six week youth development course on healthy cooking and eating with EBT cards.

Young parents participate in a series of cooking and nutrition lessons.

The Health Alliance is a coalition of ProFreshional Interns from different high schools.  Once a month, the students get...

In the middle school program, garden-based nutrition education and California standards-based social studies curriculum...

Students can join the after school garden internship, which meets two days a week in the outdoor classroom.

This internship is a leadership opportunity for students who are interested in inspiring healthy changes within their...

The Food and Fitness Festivals provide a 12 station, hands-on, interactive experience for students, parents, families,...

Advanced level high school internship.  Focus includes leadership and public speaking.  Students who have completed the...

In this introductory level internship, students learn how to grow their own food, cook healthy food, and make healthy...

Community

In the youth employment program, interns ages 14-17 years old gain valuable job readiness skills and experience through...

A youth-led conference open to youth groups throughout the Bay Area.  Topics include food justice, urban gardening, and...

A six week youth development course on healthy cooking and eating with EBT cards.

The Health Alliance is a coalition of ProFreshional Interns from different high schools.  Once a month, the students get...

Interested parents and community members are invited to be trained as Promotores to provide nutrition education and...

Monthly themes, like Healthy Celebrations and National Nutrition Month, are promoted at schools and in the community....

The Food and Fitness Festivals provide a 12 station, hands-on, interactive experience for students, parents, families,...

Advanced level high school internship.  Focus includes leadership and public speaking.  Students who have completed the...

Project EAT reaches out to parents, families, and community members to inspire them to become participants in their own...

Education

In the youth employment program, interns ages 14-17 years old gain valuable job readiness skills and experience through...

Standards-aligned nutrition lessons are taught using school gardens as a setting for learning.

A youth-led conference open to youth groups throughout the Bay Area.  Topics include food justice, urban gardening, and...

Cooking in the classroom trains and coaches teachers to lead curriculum-based nutrition and cooking lessons in the...

In the middle school program, garden-based nutrition education and California standards-based social studies curriculum...

Students can join the after school garden internship, which meets two days a week in the outdoor classroom.

This internship is a leadership opportunity for students who are interested in inspiring healthy changes within their...

Monthly themes, like Healthy Celebrations and National Nutrition Month, are promoted at schools and in the community....

The Food and Fitness Festivals provide a 12 station, hands-on, interactive experience for students, parents, families,...