It starts in your kitchen!

The Sylvia Center teaches young people how to build healthier lives through food and become healthy food advocates within their communities.

While the doors to our Sylvia Center community kitchens are temporarily closed, we have a duty to continue our work and to find alternative/new ways to keep learning skills for healthy eating and cooking. The Sylvia Center will be open online to provide fun and engaging lessons for students, families and teachers over the coming weeks.

Kid-Friendly Activities

Fun activities for children, parents and teachers to continue growing and learning. From easy science projects and kitchen experiments to chicken mail, we’ve got a growing list of projects to keep us all learning and growing together.


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Pantry Staple Recipes

Cooking provides comfort and brings us together through preparing and sharing a meal with one another. Check out some of our favorite healthy, nutritious recipes that use pantry staples.


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Home-Based Kitchen Tutorials

From our kitchens to yours! Our chef instructors and assistants get behind the camera to teach you recipes, food prep tips, and kitchen safety. Learn cooking essentials and skills to navigate the kitchen with confidence.


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Virtual Cooking Class

Tune in to virtual cooking class every Wednesday and Thursday with The Sylvia Center community chefs.


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