The Current Health of the Young Generation
What Inspires Nourishing Generations
The rate in which obesity has increased for children ages 6 to 11 since the early 1970s.
Of obese children already have at least one risk factor for heart disease.
Of children in the U.S. eat a healthy diet.
Standing For What We Believe In
Sharing Our Expertise
Everyone deserves nutritious and delicious meals that nourish their bodies. Our team of talented and knowledgeable nutritionists and chefs dedicate their passion and skills to making that a reality by teaching children and community members of all ages how to choose healthy foods and learn the culinary skills to create nutritious meals and snacks at home. Cooking and sharing meals is fun!
Our Nutrition and Cooking Programs
All of our programs focus on nutrition and culinary education providing the knowledge and skills for a lifetime of healthy eating.
We offer hands-on dynamic classes for children that encompass nutrition education, healthy food preparation, culinary skills, and fun fitness activities all led by certified nutrition consultants, natural chefs, and fitness trainers. Our programs are offered in elementary schools and affordable housing communities.
We work with transition-age foster youth in collaboration with Encompass Community Services. We are excited to be providing this program to assist young adults transitioning out of foster care to learn about nutrition and the planning, shopping for, and cooking healthy meals.
Women on the
Our newest program is a collaboration with the nonprofit, WomenCARE, for women on the cancer journey. Our classes share nutrition information about eating strategies before, during, and after cancer treatment to help one stay nourished and hydrated and assist in managing common side effects of treatment.
Our Team of Nutritionists and Culinary Professionals
Here at Nourishing Generations Educational Project, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a healthier place for all. NG's Team is led by certified nutrition consultants, natural chefs, and fitness trainers. We are linking professionals and community members to bring about needed positive change that will help reverse the rising trend of childhood and adult obesity and diabetes, as well as other preventable chronic lifestyle diseases.
Our Journey to a Healthier Future
2008 - Started our organization as Kidz for Health under the nonprofit umbrella of Bauman College presenting programs in Santa Cruz elementary schools.
2011 - Became Nourishing Generations Educational Project, a 501c3 nonprofit.
2012 - Began offering programs for children at Mid-Pen affordable housing community sites.
2015 - Began working with transition-age foster youth in collaboration with Encompass Community Services.
2018 - Started our program with women on the cancer journey in collaboration with WomenCARE.
2019 - We presented more programs than ever involving over 400 participants.
Kind Words About Our Programs
Join Us at Nourishing
Generations Educational Project
Here at Nourishing Generations Educational Project, we’re committed to investing our expertise and resources in order to bring about positive change in the health of our community’s most at-risk children, youth, adults, and seniors.
Since 2011, our Team, led by professional holistic nutritionists, natural chefs, and fitness instructors have shared their knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for healthy cooking and eating and regular exercise, to help reduce the incidence of obesity, diabetes, and other preventable lifestyle-related diseases.
Education is key to the process of improving the health of the community. This is a big job and it takes the help of folks like you. Just imagine what we can achieve together!
Our Instructional Culinary Videos
Check out our videos below for short instructional clips on basic culinary
skills perfect for little and big hands to get the whole family involved!