Supporting Children and Cooking
The following is an archived post
Related to last week’s blog post about how cooking is the answer: There are a number of individuals, groups and organizations that strongly support culinary and nutrition education to improve eating habits among children and families — and ultimately promote public health.One such organization is Spoons Across America. We have partnered with them for a fundraiser to support The Dinner Party Project, a dynamic family focused food education program involving 5th-8th graders in the entire process of producing a dinner party for their families at a school or community center.
The Dinner Party Project began in Spring 2001 in the New York City metro area, and has spread across the nation to 27 U.S. cities serving 6,470 students. There have been more than 50 Dinner Parties conducted in elementary schools, middle schools, a charter school, a community girls club, The Harlem Boys and Girls Choir Academy, and a county extension center.
Our Flik Invitational Cook-Off is on Friday, May 6th! Three teams of students from three New York City Flik Independent School Dining schools will be competing in a fun and exciting culinary event!