How the online training works
Fill out our short application and get accepted. Once accepted, you will get a personalized login to access the training program so that you can get started!
Food Literacy Educator Training (required course): $175
Additional add-on courses: $75 each (includes curriculum guide with lesson plans)
Go through the program anytime and anywhere at your own pace. Learn how to organize and lead an engaging program with youth, and measure impact.
We offer scholarships through the application process for leaders working with low resource organizations and communities.
Complete the course requirements and become certified as a Food Literacy Educator. Receive the Curriculum Guide and Curriculum Companion, which include the student-tested lesson plans and print-outs needed to run all activities in the program.
Lead a Program
Facilitate a tailored version of the CBP curriculum in YOUR community. Measure the impact of your program, share your experience with others, and cook the change you want to see in the world.
Enroll in the Food Literacy Educator Training course to begin. This course is required before continuing to the accompanying add-on courses, which you will enroll in depending on the age group(s) you plan to work with. Click on the course icons for more detailed information.
Food Literacy Educator Training
This course will certify you as a Food Literacy Educator. It guides you through nine different lessons composed of narrated slide shows, videos, quizzes, and short assignments. It covers topics related to food literacy, sustainable eating, program planning and logistics, how to evaluate your program, and more, training you on how to lead a food literacy and cooking education program in your own community.
This course includes the curriculum for the Food Waste Warriors program, which was developed for grades K – 2nd. It focuses on understanding the basics of food and nutrition through color. Participants taste, prepare, and learn about food and why it’s important to eat healthy and reduce food waste, especially at school!
This course includes the curriculum for the Food Culture Chefs program, which was developed for grades 3rd – 5th. It focuses on learning about nutrition through the lens of food culture. Participants learn basic cooking skills, how to read different food labels, and how to make healthy food choices.
This course includes the curriculum for the Food Geography program, which was developed for grades 6th – 8th. It focus on understanding food through a local and global perspective. Participants learn about seasonality and the origin of common foods. More complex food preparation skills are also introduced.
This course includes the curriculum for the Food for All program, which was developed for grades 9th – 12th. It explores more complex content related to food justice, food policy, and sustainability. Participants learn how to use critical thinking to make healthy food choices, and gain valuable food planning, budgeting, and preparation skills.
About the Curriculum
Each curriculum has 14 core sessions with 1-3 additional ‘floating’ enrichment sessions. These programs can be taught as stand-alone, or linked together. The content and cooking skills are tailored to be age-appropriate, and they get more challenging and complex from program to program.
The Curriculum supports Common Core academic standards and can be integrated into school-based or enrichment programs to enhance academic success.
CBP encourages and supports Food Literacy Educators to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of the community that they serve. The curriculum can be used as a flexible template, with certain core sessions as the foundation. Scheduling, facilities, resources, climate, culture, and demographics are all taken into account in CBP’s customized approach.
Learning Through Food Across the Curriculum
Explore human history & ancient civilizations through food geography.
Gain creative writing skills through journaling & food memoir activities.
Strengthen critical-thinking, problem-solving, & analytical skills through the mastery of food literacy resources.
Expand intuitive understanding of the scientific method through CBP’s signature “Food Labs”.
Develop math literacy through food-budgeting and recipe activities.
Develop healthy cooking & eating skills essential to enhanced academic performance.
Still have questions? Consult our Frequently Asked Questions guide.
health interventions in communities
that might not otherwise not be able
to change for the better."
– Erin McGlynn, HealthCorps
truly incredible. I love the pre-written lesson
plans, all the online materials, webinars, and
all of the support."
– Emily Lange, City Year
as something inclusive and empowering.
I really appreciate how the program celebrates
all kinds of food culture and values the knowledge
of program participants."
– Rob Johnson, City Year
allowed me to go through the training program
at my own pace, and it flowed really smoothly.
– Nina Vizcarrando, Educator
new light. I can only hope that I can impart as much
knowledge about food culture and health to my
community as the training has imparted to me."
– Julie Kirchenbaum, Educator