My kid’s grown up in dining rooms, but she’s still one discriminating little human when it comes to food. Most kids are. Only in kids it’s not called discriminating; it’s called picky.

A couple upcoming events are designed to broaden kids’ horizons when it comes to food.

Tomorrow, April 23, Caffe Vita and One Pot are collaborating with the Experience Food Project to bring Nina Planck to Caffe Vita (1005 E Pike) for a big communal-table dinner, cooked by One Pot maestro Michael Hebb.

Planck, the evangelist for back-to-basics eating, will lead a provocative discussion for kids and the parents who cook for them, on why real food is preferable to, say, neon orange macaroni and cheese from a box. Sixty bucks per person includes a copy of Planck’s groundbreaking book, Real Food.

Future Foodies of America is a social network for parents who want to foster in their kids a holistic relationship with food, emphasizing healthfulness and sustainability and community and pleasure.

To do this they sponsor (with the Red Tricycle website) monthly dinners, the next two being May 4 at Monsoon East, and May 5 at Monsoon.

“I think it’s more important than ever to teach our children how to have a good relationship with food,” writes FFA co-founder and Suzuki + Chou Communimedia principal Hsiao-Ching Chou. “I wanted to create a place where people can discuss the joys and issues related to food and family.”

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