Growing a local food culture begins with education… and no better place to begin than with youth! At Youth Opportunities Unlimited, this work has been happening for the last 13 years. This New Bedford non-profit provides inspiring “experiences” to local youth, one of those being their “Food for Thought” Cooking Program. In Food for Thought, kids acquire kitchen skills and an appreciation of healthy foods through hands-on workshops at the Dartmouth Grange. Each week a guest chef introduces a new recipe and cooking methods, leading kids in exciting discoveries as they explore the journey of food from soil to plate.