Welcome to The Suppers Programs For Teens
Suppers for Teens is a learn-by-doing program where young people learn to prepare and develop a taste for healthy, whole food.
Do you know which foods:
Every person reacts a little differently to foods, but the general rule you can rely on is that the more processed
foods (chips, candy, soft drinks) are a set up for low energy, weight gain, and poor concentration. The single, whole
foods (chicken, apples, yams) raise your energy naturally, help you stay fit, and support stable moods.
The challenge is making real food taste good to people whose tastes were groomed by junk food. That’s where Suppers
comes in. Suppers for Teens meetings are run with the help of adults who will teach you how to prepare real food so
that it tastes good.
Preparing your own food from scratch is fun! It’s entertaining, healthy and good for the planet.
On a serious note, eating real whole food is also necessary if we’re going to turn around the epidemics of obesity and
diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control tell us that one out of three American children will become diabetic, and at
younger and younger ages. This is a very serious problem as diabetes and its complications shorten your life and your
ability to enjoy life. The most common kind, type 2 diabetes, happens when your body just can’t handle any more sugars
and starches, i.e., junk food, and you end up with way too much sugar in your blood: diabetic. There are other causes
too, like not getting enough exercise or having too much unmanaged stress.
The very early signs that someone is starting to have trouble with blood sugar – long before diabetes sets in – are
problems like poor concentration, fatigue, cravings for processed food and soft drinks, and moodiness. That’s because
the brain is usually the first part of your body that’s affected by a lousy diet.
If you want to know more about how food affects your brain and your body, read:
How You Feel is Data.
If you want to know more about the program or starting a meeting, please contact us:
- Make it easier to focus and learn
- Or make you anxious or depressed
- Improve your physical stamina
- Or mess with your sleep and energy level
- Improve your mood and sense of well being
- Or make you crabby and crave junk food