Healthy Meals Program

The Moving Arts Española Healthy Meals Program provides FREE nutritious, vegetarian, farm-to-table suppers featuring locally sourced produce purchased from family and heritage farms in Rio Arriba County.  Meals are prepared fresh daily and served buffet-style throughout the school year by our in-house Chef, Laura Cox.  All students and their family members are eligible for meal support.  This program has been generously funded by Siete del Norte CDC, the Frost Foundation, HELP New Mexico, and private donors.  To find out how you can help us sustain this vital program, please email movingartsespanola@gmail.com.

  2016 After-School Meals Program - senior volunteers serving students

2016 After-School Meals Program - senior volunteers serving students

  2018 Fall Culinary Arts Class

2018 Fall Culinary Arts Class

Culinary arts classes

Culinary artists practice basic cooking skills and learn about nutrition and healthy foods through preparation of inspiring, simple and delicious recipes with Chef Laura.  Ages 10 and up.

“Healthy food helps you jump higher and dance faster. It also helps your brain think and do math.”
— Student, Age 11

Number of healthy Meals
Served During 2016-17 School Year

8000

“We love the meals program! My 11 year old was a picky eater, but now she loves to try new things.”
— Parent from Pojoaque
  Dia de Los Muertos 2016 Meal Event featuring Laura's Healthy Posole

Dia de Los Muertos 2016 Meal Event featuring Laura's Healthy Posole

community meal events

During the school year, MAE hosts special free community meal nights.  Healthy versions of popular local dishes are served and take-home recipes and nutrition information are available. 

New PROGRAM: Cooking With Kids

Fall 2018, we launched our pilot Cooking With Kids program with our daytime students from Ohkay Owingeh Community School, where Chef Deb Barbe invites students to explore healthy eating choices and how to make them. Learn more about this program.

  Moving Arts Launched Cooking with Kids with Chef Deb Barbe Fall 2018.

Moving Arts Launched Cooking with Kids with Chef Deb Barbe Fall 2018.

  A student shows off what she learned about healthy food.

A student shows off what she learned about healthy food.