You are what you eat!

Healthy, thoughtful eating is part of respecting yourself and respecting the earth.

The Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center is located in a farm-oriented national park. We encourage a farm-to-fork philosophy. As much as possible, we serve minimally-processed, made-from-scratch foods, which allows us to know which ingredients are in our meals and minimize serving food with unwanted preservatives and additives. This also permits us to more easily accommodate the dietary restrictions of our guests.

At the Education Center, youth and adults have the chance to experience new things, and trying new foods is part of that. But cereal and sandwiches are available upon request!

Dietary Restrictions for Education Center Programs


At the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, we strive to accommodate special dietary needs to the greatest extent possible. Click Here to complete the dietary form, this will alert our executive chef to any restrictions or needs. We must receive this form at least two weeks before arrival date.

Need help filling out this form?

The more information we have, especially pertaining to a complex restrictions, the better we can meet your needs. Here are a few pointers:

  1. Feel free to be very specific when describing the extent of your child’s restriction. For example, if your child is allergic to eggs, is it just eggs as a dish (such as scrambled eggs) or does it include casseroles, breads, cakes, etc. that include eggs in the recipe? Use the “Anything else we should know?” box to share details with us.
  2. If your child takes medication for a food allergy, can the food still be eaten as long as the medication is taken?
  3. If your child keeps kosher or has similar restrictions, are there circumstances under which certain foods are permitted?
Dietary Restrictions for Education Center Programs