The workshop was excellent. I’ve learned healthy eating tips, like how to choose nutritious fruits and vegetables and incorporate them into my everyday meals.”
With hands-on workshops reaching over 50,000 New Yorkers annually across all five boroughs, CookShop teaches nutrition and physical activity information, as well as cooking skills, fostering enthusiasm for fresh, affordable fruits, vegetables and other whole foods.
CookShop Classroom uses hands-on exploration, cooking and physical activities to foster children’s enjoyment and consumption of healthy food, and their appreciation for good nutrition and living an active lifestyle. CookShop Classroom reaches students in more than 2,200 public elementary schools and after-school classes throughout the five boroughs.
CookShop for Families is a complementary program for parents and guardians in schools that participate in CookShop Classroom, with the goal of engaging whole families in making healthy choices. Participants complete workshops focusing on such topics as reading food labels, meal planning, portion sizes and physical activity. Through simple, healthy recipes using fresh, affordable ingredients, participants gain skills and knowledge to make CookShop part of their families’ daily lives.
Lourdes, Parent, Brooklyn
It is helping our staff to interact with our parents on a different level. We are teaching them to make healthier choices for their children and also providing them with important information about good nutrition.”
Jessica Dean, Teacher, Bronx
One of the aspects of CookShop that sets it apart from other programs is the great impact it has on students’ families. Parents often report when going shopping with their children, that their child will tell them what are healthy foods (‘go foods’) based on what they learned in CookShop, and are more apt to try healthy foods due to their exposure to them at school.”