Calling all movers, shakers, and healthy food makers! The Mitchell Street Branch of the Milwaukee Public Library, located on the near southside of Milwaukee, WI, is seeking dynamic youth leaders to serve as our Cargill Healthy Youth Ambassadors. Up to five students between the ages of 8 to 13 will be selected and will contribute to establishing a vital informational link to their peers and the community regarding the importance of food literacy.
Just as literacy and numeracy skills are foundational to learning and successful participation in the world, food literacy is critical for people to know how to take care of themselves and to support a more just and sovereign food system. Food literacy is having the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to choose,
grow, prepare, and enjoy healthy food to support your health, community, and the environment. As a Healthy Youth Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to participate in basic culinary training, cooking demonstrations, organizing community health projects, and promoting public health awareness.