The Sylvia Center is at the forefront of youth-led change for a healthier future.

The mission of the organization is to inspire young people to become healthy eaters and advocates for healthy food in their families and communities.

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When young people learn
with The Sylvia Center, they:

Learn basic kitchen and sanitation skills

Learn how to identify and source low-cost healthy food alternatives

Grow their own taste for fresh fruits and vegetables

Adopt positive habits that impact lifelong health

Inspiring their community with knowledge they have gained

Our Impact

Through our programs, young people learn essential skills in the kitchen and gain the confidence to make healthier choices now, and in the future. Young people are applying the skills they learn in our cooking classes to other areas of their life and becoming advocates for healthy communities.

Improve their diet by eating more fruits and vegetables

Significantly improve their cooking skills

Understand how to make a healthy meal for themselves

Really “LOVE TO COOK!”

Our Programs

Full Plate

Tailored for our youngest students, our Full Plate programming focuses on exposing them to fresh, healthy foods.

Cooks for Health

Geared toward our elementary and middle school students, our Cooks for Health programming focuses on building confidence in the kitchen through nutrition education and learning fundamental cooking skills.

Teen Culinary Apprenticeship

Our Teen Culinary Apprenticeship programming aims to expose our high school students to opportunities that connect their passion for food with long-term career development.

Our Programs in Action

In The News

Kids Don’t Learn if They’re Hungry

As families continue to face increased challenges to accessing fresh, healthy, and affordable food, nearly half of parents statewide are concerned about access to meals and food for their children.

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A Magical Night on the Farm!

Thank you for joining us at Farm to Picnic Blanket! We celebrated a wonderful evening of community with longtime friends, and new supporters, of The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm.

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Summer with The Sylvia Center!

Beginning July 13th, we will share a dynamic weekly series of daily themed videos on our social media channels. Check out the summer schedule.

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