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Cooking Battle Culminates Summer Program

Mission Thrive Summer students demonstrated their culinary and kitchen skills by preparing healthy recipes and presenting to a panel of judges. The students had the chance to put the knowledge they've acquired the past five weeks to the test and competed for the title of Top Kitchen Crew.

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Cultivating Mindfulness and Praise

Mission Thrive Summer students learn mindfulness techniques to help cultivate positive thoughts, self-compassion, and recognition of praise for others and themselves.

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Stretching Money, Minds & Muscles

During their third week in Mission Thrive Summer, Baltimore City high school students learned the importance of stretching a dollar and discovered that yoga is good way to maintain physical and emotional balance.

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Heating Up the Kitchen

Mission Thrive Summer students put their kitchen skills to the test by making fried green tomato sandwiches using homemade salad dressings and mayonnaise. Students practiced with new implements and even demonstrated their knife skills with the bear claw method.

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Students Dig into Healthy Living

Thirty Baltimore City high school students began Mission Thrive Summer, our program designed to the empower youth with tools for building healthy lives. Find out what they're learning about urban farming and cooking.

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Mission Thrive Summer Crew Leaders 2016

Now in its fourth year, our Mission Thrive Summer program returns to Real Food Farm. Students will enjoy a summer of farming, cooking, leadership, physical activity, mindfulness, and life skills development while receiving guidance from our awesome crew leaders. Meet our 2016 crew leader team!

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Five Times a Feast Expands to West Baltimore

The Institute's Five Times a Feast program is back for another year of empowering community members to prepare healthy and budget-friendly meals. The eight-week series has expanded to West Baltimore, holding classes at Gilmor Elementary School in Sandtown and Paul’s Place, a community outreach center, in Pigtown. Find out what we've been doing this…

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From Stressful to Soulful

Certified culinary nutrition expert Rachel Druckenmiller, MS, shares a few of her soulful eating techniques for creating a positive, guilt-free, and joyful relationship with food. Read more to learn a few of her tips. Photo credit: Laura Toraldo Photography

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