Food literacy, the understanding that food choices affect human and planetary health, can be an important tool for building resilient individuals and communities. A combination of nutrition knowledge, culinary skill, food systems awareness, and behavioral change, food literacy is a multifaceted concept that has the power to shape local food systems.
Around the world, organizations are using school-based culinary and agricultural programs to promote environmental stewardship and improve student health outcomes. Read on for 29 organizations enriching student lives through food literacy education. These organizations could be helpful to reference when looking for jobs or internships — or simply when reading job descriptions to get a sense of the sought-after qualities for strong candiates.