Saint Louis University

Department of Nutrition graduate Katie Brown at Raintree School

Chef Katie Brown, a graduate of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, was featured on, being recognized as providing meals in St. Louis' only school-based "green" kitchen.

Raintree School, where Brown is cooking, is a private kindergarten and pre-school that is building a new facility in Town & Country, which will become Missouri's only Forest School. A Forest School is a type of outdoor education that introduces young minds to the outdoors to build independence and self-esteem.

As the only school-based green kitchen in St. Louis, Raintree and Chef Katie buy produce from local growers, serve in-season fruits and vegetables, grow their own produce, choose organically raised meat and produce when possible and support sustainable agriculture that does not harm the environment.

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