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TABLE FOR TWO San Diego

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • Hunger
  • International

Location

Park blvdSan Diego, CA 92116 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

While about 1 billion go hungry, 2 billion suffer from obesity and other health issues related to unhealthy eating. TABLE FOR TWO USA (TFT USA) seeks to change both issues by educating about healthy eating practices and providing healthy school meals to those in need. TABLE FOR TWO started in Japan and now operates in 14 countries. As one of the most well-known NPOs in Japan, a country noted for the longevity of its people, TFT USA promotes Japanese healthy eating culture and has started the unique programs, "Onigiri Action" and "Wa-Shokuiku -Learn. Cook. Eat Japanese!-" featuring Japanese food culture to tackle on the critical health issues. Learn more at: http://usa.tablefor2.org

Description

Wa-Shokuiku "Learn. Cook. Eat Japanese!-" program ( https://www.wa-shokuiku.org)
Wa-Shokuiku combines the Japanese words "Washoku" which refers to Japanese food and, "Shokuiku", food education and is a 7-part series of classes on Japanese food and food culture for American students. Our goal for the Wa-Shokuiku program is that students will be equipped with practical knowledge and skills regarding healthy eating, Japanese foodways, and best practices.

"Onigiri Action" ( https://usa.tablefor2.org/onigiri-action)
Every fall to celebrate World Food Day with a goal to deliver healthy school meals to children in need in the world. It is a social good campaign that engages public to support feeding children, while raising awareness on the issue of global food imbalance. The campaign features onigiri as a symbol of love for someone you care, showcasing the Japanese tradition of making onigiri for loved ones. During the campaign from October to November, people from Japan, the US, and all over the world join this effort through posting their onigiri-related photos on social media or the website, and our partner organizations donate to cover 5 healthy school meals per photo posted.

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