Changemaker Nomination: The Cookbook Project

Next in our series of 2012 Changemaker Nominations suggested by a chocolate lover! 

Congratulations to The Cookbook Projectwww.thecookbookproject.org

Here’s what Alissa has to say about this fearless organization:

“I am nominating the organization that I helped to found, called The Cookbook Project. We are an international food culture and cooking education non-profit based in the USA. We use experiential education to teach youth around the world about healthy eating through local foods, and we train community leaders to spread our unique curriculum. Right now, Chronic-lifestyle related disease is becoming the next worldwide epidemic, with obesity, diabetes, and heart disease affecting not only older folks, but younger people as well. Shockingly, this is happening at an alarming rate in not only the USA, but in the developing countries where we are working as well.

We believe that food is the best preventative medicine, and our curriculum supports eating only WHOLE, REAL FOODS. One of the main components of our curriculum is a Food Literacy module that focuses on learning about ingredients, whole foods, and label reading.

Fearless Chocolate is SUCH an inspiration, not only because you produce an AMAZING and DELICIOUS product, but because your intentions from product recipe, to sourcing, to creation are based on sustainability for health and the environment.

Thanks for what you do either way, and we hope that Fearless will consider supporting The Cookbook Project as a changemaker!

Be Well,
Alissa Bilfield
Executive Director”

A little more info:

“The Cookbook Project is all about supporting health for the individual and the planet throughexperiential food-based education. We are aligned with the goals of the Slow Food Movement and the Food Justice Movement.  We work with a variety of organizations to help make the connection between access to fresh and healthy foods and education. One of the CBP’s central goals is to provide educational workshops in local communities in order to bridge the gap between access to fresh, local food, and knowledge of culturally relevant food preparation. Interestingly, grassroots research on next steps for the Food Justice movement have shown that providing access is not enough — interactive experiential education on nutrition and food preparation are crucial if the Food Justice Movement is to achieve its goals.”

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