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Food Nutrition and Preparation

With a widespread of obesity, food disease and calamity circulating throughout the United States and Caribbean countries, there is an obvious need for change. Our approach is to introduce innovative ways to grow crops through research with partners like The College of Agricultural, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) at University of the District of Columbia. The result is a program component that will teach countries about agricultural sciences and implement the use and preparation of healthy nutritional foods.

In 2009, CAUSES launched a farmers market and have since assisted in the launch of several others. Programs offered by the three centers include skills development workshops on entrepreneurship, urban food production, master gardening, composting, food preparation, healthy eating habits, obesity and diabetes prevention, exercise, food safety and sanitation certification.

In order to bolster this sector, we are partnered with CAUSES to utilize their fully equipped demonstration kitchen on their main campus in Washington DC. The kitchen will feature both a commercial and a domestic demonstration site and will serve a fourfold purpose:

  1. To significantly increase the reach of our food demonstrations and nutritional health programs;
  2. To serve as anchor of a business incubator where urban food growers and food processors can receive well-researched advice and food processors can prepare food for commercial sale;
  3. To serve as a demonstration site and training location for building additional Business-Incubator-Kitchens in underserved communities where obesity and diabetes are of epidemic proportions and
  4. To serve as a training and demonstration site for  universities in the U.S., Africa and the Caribbean.

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