Turning Green

Cameron Blondino
Spring 2022

This semester, I worked with Turning Green to help them develop their Conscious Kitchen Student Ambassador program in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. Each week, I went to a different elementary school around Richmond to teach a group of students about nutrition and organic foods. It was really fulfilling work to introduce kids to topics they had never learned about before and get them interested in healthy eating while also helping them to get their voices heard in decisions around school lunch menus for the district. As a food systems minor, I didn’t get exposed to information like this until much later in life, so to be engaging students with this knowledge has been so exciting and satisfied my hopes for this capstone project.