Nutrition at YFO


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About Our Food Program

Keeping it Local, Keeping it Whole…

Youth and Family Outreach is proud of our nutrition program. It is one that is mindful of our community's resources, set in sound nutrition, uses only whole ingredients and is good to our planet. In our newly re-designed production kitchen, Chef Dylan takes a from scratch, Slow Foods approach to cooking our mostly vegetarian meals, using whole ingredients. Currently about 75% of our food comes from New England farmers and producers. Check out a few of our sources:

  • Mainely Poultry

  • Olivia’s Garden

  • Maine Grains

  • Cabot Creamery

  • King Arthur Flour

  • Goronson’s Farm

  • Wyman’s Blueberries

  • Frith Farm

  • Oakhurst Dairy

  • and many more!


About Our Menu

Each month Chef Dylan designs a menu filled with nutritious, creative, and culturally inspired entrees, sides, and snacks for the YFO school community. His menus reflect the Maine growing season, shifting each month as new foods come and go from our local sources. Each dish offers a healthy balance of produce, grains, and proteins featuring new and familiar ingredients presented that appeal to children and adults alike.

Chef Dylan, feeding YFO since 2014.

Chef Dylan, feeding YFO since 2014.

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Chef Dylan’s July Menu

Coming into season this month… strawberries, summer squash, swiss chard, head lettuce, garlic scapes, herbs, corn, cherry tomatoes, collard greens, and more!

YFO Nutrition in the News!

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Youth & Family Outreach in the cookbook biz…
Written by: Avery Yale Kamila
Portland Press Herald. January 2, 2013.

Maine Daycare Centers Work to Boost Nutrition for Little Sprouts
Written by: Meredith Goad
Portland Press Herald. March 29, 2017.

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Natural Foodie: Kids & Kale?
Written by: Avery Yale Kamila
Portland Press Herald. July 13, 2011.