MKCCC has been on the forefront of sustainability and nutrition education for children with its signature Feed Me Fresh (“FMF”) Program, a comprehensive garden-to-table nutrition education program. With input from nutritionists, teachers, chefs, and farmers, FMF couples hands-on farming units with cooking classes based on seasonal offerings from our playground gardens to create well-rounded, developmentally appropriate activities and projects for each age group. As an added bonus, the gardens also provide a place for our children to team up with their JEWEL elders and work together to create a beautiful space filled with delicious snacks to share.
The curriculum is supported and reinforced by an in-house FMF Food Service team that provides fresh, healthy, homemade meals and snacks through sustainable methods while supporting local agriculture whenever possible. Parents and families also participate through family dinner nights, sharing recipes used in the classroom, and volunteering to work in the gardens.