Who says healthy food is expensive and inconvenient?

Just three weeks into RootDown LA's weekly 1.5 hour training sessions, our new Youth Leaders are impressing us already with their culinary skills and ability to share their food systems knowledge.

So far this year, they have catered two school events, most recently Jefferson High’s parent night, for which they made homemade hummus and sautéed veggie wraps.  They also plattered 30 pounds of persimmons, pears, and apples, and seasoned homemade ranch dressing to serve with seasonal veggies.

They are learning what everyone should know - that making healthy food is NOT expensive or too time consuming.  In just two hours, ten student leaders made all that healthy food for 100 people at the cost of $1.75 per person.