With Food in Mind was founded in response to the high rates of obesity and low rates of access to art education among youth of color. We sought to intervene by providing art and food education simultaneously — developing art-centered approaches to agriculture, cooking, and nutrition.
We successfully launched programs at farmers markets and community centers and piloted a summer program for teens, working with partners across New York City. Now, we’re taking a step back to reflect on our experiences and revise our mission and programs to better serve youth, caregivers, and educators. We remain committed to tackling health and wellness disparities and look forward to the future.