Midwest Food Connection (MFC) educates young people about how food, and people’s relationship with it, can lead to healthier bodies and a more sustainable environment. MFC teaches in elementary school classrooms in Northeast Minneapolis. Central to their programming is practical and interactive teaching about food, nutrition, gardening, and cooking.
MFC is the premiere Twin Cities organization in food education for youth, with 20 years of experience and a well-developed curriculum that inspires children to make healthy choices. Gardening, farming and soil are an integral part of curriculum. Courses include Urban Gardening for Kids, where students start their own seedlings in the classroom, and Climate Change Cuisine, which covers topics such as soil degradation and organic farming. Food and the environment are closely intertwined, and they help youth to learn this.