Food Skills

Foundations of Healthy Eating
What are food skills?

  • Growing food
  • Planning, selecting, and budgeting for healthy food
  • Preparing safe, healthy food from scratch
  • Trying new foods
  • Understanding the food system, including agriculture and cultural dimensions of food


Children, Youth and Young Adults

Children, youth, and young adults will understand the basics of food production, food preparation, and healthy food choices.


Adults will have the food skills they need to select and prepare healthy, culturally appropriate, affordable foods for themselves and their families.

Food Service Professionals

Foodservice professionals will have the knowledge and skills they need to plan, prepare, and serve healthy, culturally appropriate meals within an institutional budget.