The Happy Kitchen

A program of Sustainable Food Center

The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre™, a nationally recognized cooking and nutrition education program, aids individuals and institutions in making lasting dietary and behavioral changes.

Offering innovative, theory-based, cost-effective solutions to chronic food and nutrition problems impacting individuals and families in Central Texas, SFC's The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre™ cooking and nutrition education program:

  • Teaches skills and self-sufficiency in preparing healthy, economical meals that consist of whole grains, fresh produce and low-saturated fat ingredients.
  • Affects positive changes in shopping, cooking, eating habits and nutrition.
  • Reduces diet-related diseases (diabetes, overweight, obesity, heart-disease, cancer, etc.).
  • Promotes the health and development of young children.
  • Places emphasis on local, seasonal and cultural appropriate foods.
  • Integrates food systems concepts into it's curriculum such as shopping at farmers' markets and growing one's own food.