Train With Us

Train with Us and Become
a Certified Food Literacy Educator

How the online training works


Apply Online

Fill out our short application and get accepted. You’ll receive a personalized login to access the training so you can get started!


Train Online

Train anytime and anywhere at your own pace! Learn how to organize and lead an engaging and impactful program with youth.



You will be certified as a Food Literacy Educator and provided the resources you need to educate about food literacy and cooking effectively.


Lead a Program

Using our curriculum guides and the additional resources you’ll receive, lead a CBP program that you can adapt for YOUR community!

Our Courses

Enroll in the Food Literacy Educator Training course to begin, which is required before continuing to the accompanying add-on courses.


We offer scholarships through the application process for leaders working with low resource organizations and communities.

Group Rates

Looking to train a group of Food Literacy Educators for your organization? Contact us about group rates at

Food Literacy Educator Training

This 2 to 3 hour, 9 lesson course is composed of narrated slide shows, videos, quizzes, and short assignments and will certify you as a Food Literacy Educator. Topics are related to food literacy, sustainable eating, program planning and logistics, how to evaluate your program, and more.

Price: $175.00

Early Childhood

This course includes the Food Waste Warriors program curriculum. 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!

Price: $75.00

Elementary School

This course includes the Food Culture Chefs program curriculum. 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.

Price: $75.00

Middle School

This course includes the Food Geography program curriculum. It focuses 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.

Price: $75.00

Young Adults

This course includes the Food for All program curriculum. 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.

Price: $75.00

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.

Academic Enrichment

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.

Creative Writing


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.

Vocational Skills


Develop healthy cooking & eating skills essential to enhanced academic performance.

Still have questions? Consult our Frequently Asked Questions guide.

"CBP offers a unique way to implement
health interventions in communities
that might not otherwise be able
to change for the better."

– Erin McGlynn, HealthCorps

"The Cookbook Project program has been
truly incredible. I love the pre-written lesson
plans, all the online materials, webinars, and
all of the support."

– Emily Lange, City Year

"CBP has helped me to see the food culture
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

"The Cookbook Project's use of modern technology
allowed me to go through the training program
at my own pace, and it flowed really smoothly.
Thank you!"

– Nina Vizcarrando, Educator

"The training program made me see food in a whole
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

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