Vision & Mission

 

Our Vision:

Children who have healthy bodies and healthy minds have the opportunity to create healthy lives for themselves.

We envision healthier children with fewer obesity-related health issues who become empowered adults who can then pass nutritional eating habits onto their children.

We’re committed to breaking the cycle of poor eating habits passed down from generation to generation.

Our Mission:

Established to help kids experience the connection between healthy eating and healthy living, Vetri Community Partnership empowers children and families to lead healthier lives through fresh food, hands-on experiences and education.

A Fresh Approach from VCP:

We love real food. We are not nutritionists, dietitians or doctors. We are chefs, restaurant industry transplants and food lovers who understand that healthy food is better received when it’s served in a delicious and dignified way.

Our programs aren’t prescriptive; they’re experiential. When kids connect with real, whole food in the cafeteria or in the kitchen, they are inspired to make informed decisions, influence their families and become a voice for healthier choices in their communities.

FRESH FOOD

Eatiquette school lunches are made from scratch using fresh ingredients. We introduce students to whole ingredients, such as kale, herbs and squash before they’re chopped and cooked, giving our chef instructors an opportunity to talk about where food comes from and how it’s grown.

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES

We give students responsibility and encourage them to take ownership of our programs. In Eatiquette, table captains help set the table and serve food to their peers. Our cooking programs involve students in every aspect of cooking, giving them a chance to practice kitchen safety and food preparation techniques.

EDUCATION

All of our programs promote healthy habits and emphasize the importance of nutritious food. We teach children what real food is, where they can get it and how they can cook it for themselves on a budget.