The Food Lab for Kids @ Harvard College

Purpose Statement

The Food Lab for Kids aims to engage young students in the sciences through the lens of cooking, and involve them in healthy, nutritious lifestyles. Harvard undergraduate and graduate students serve as teachers for hands-on, lab-based classes on concepts in food science and nutrition. We are currently holding weekly classes at the Area IV Youth Center and Russell Youth Center. Both are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At the end of the program, students are paired off into smaller groups and are mentored in developing their own research projects based on the concepts of science they have learned and their own curiosity. These projects will be presented at a final presentation event with invited local chefs and sponsorships from local businesses to celebrate the students' work. With the growing interest between the intersection of science and cooking, we are expanding our program to other youth centers in the Boston/Cambridge area as well as collaborating with partners nationwide.

Organization Information