Earlier this month, we held a Clash of the Cooking Crews competition at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. I created the cooking club program as a way to make it fun for kids to eat healthy — and there was plenty of fun (plus a side of hands-on learning) to be had this day.
Child nutrition is an important issue, but not nearly as important as it should be across the U.S., and it’s my goal to help America realize why we need to invest in our children’s health through what they eat, and to help kids to understand at an early age that what they put in their bodies will affect their long-term health. Plus, cooking is fun, and it is an art and science that all kids really should master not only for practical purposes, but personal well-being too.
I have worked with local community members in townships outside the greater Detroit metro area (I live in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) to create these cooking clubs at Bloomfield Hills Middle School, Swartz Creek Middle School, Waterford Pierce Middle School and Howell Parker Middle School, and I have plans to expand further across the country. If you are interested in getting your school involved or would like more information, visit this link.