How better to get kids in food deserts "whippin in the kitchen" than with this awesome music video by the group Urban Youth? This song, "Grow Food," was the result of a youth employment and training program led by Appetite For Change, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit. In addition to providing summer programs, Appetite For Change hosts free cooking workshops, builds urban farms and ultimately enables youth leaders to advocate for policy changes that positively impact the local food system.
There are some true gems in this music video, which range from the opening stanza ("See in my hood, there ain't really much to eat/Popeye's on the corner, McDonald's right across the street") to choosing broccoli over Hot Cheetos and Takis.
Even better? The music video has gone viral. Nearly a quarter million people have viewed the video on YouTube!