Challenge, Mission and Goals
Far too many youth lack the educational accessibility to healthy cooking and food instruction. In order to help the next generation to nurture themselves, they need to learn the natural art of cooking and the pleasures of eating slowly. Slow Food Pittsburgh members Rosemarie Perla and Kelsey Weisgerber are passionate about “cooking it forward” teaching the next generation of children how to cook good, clean and fair food. They have developed some simple guidelines that allow cooking adults to teach children in a small group. Through Slow Food Pittsburgh’s TAKC, Rosemarie and Kelsey would like to challenge all members to find youth in their neighborhood, place of worship, community or extended family and teach them simple cooking skills.
• To inspire slow food members and other adults to teach children about good, clean and fair -- cooking and eating.
• To be a catalyst for positive change by providing healthy cooking and eating experiences to youth.
• To create teaching environments in which youth develop a new relationship with food, positively changing their approach to eating and cooking.
• Teach youth through demonstration, hands on instruction and interactive dialogue
• Create opportunities for connection around food for friends and family to cook together and eat around a table--slowly
• Empower youth with food education
• Motivate & Move into action Slow Food members to share and teach their passion for food and cooking to youth