Lessons from Go!Chefs Featured on Epicurious

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A new Epicurious article, published over the weekend, highlights the Children's Aid Go!Chefs program as part of a discussion about the importance of engaging school-age children in cooking activities. With some expert input from Stefania Patinella, our director of food and nutrition programs, the author talks about kitchen safety tips, the basics of smart shopping, and some age-appropriate recipes to try out. But the article also covers some of the less tangible benefits of programs like Go!Chefs. As Stefania puts it, "Cooking is about self-efficacy. When kids cook, they think, I can do this! And that self-esteem can be more important than the actual skills they gain at this stage."

Read the full article here.


The Senate Introduces Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act: Report on School Nutrition Standards

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According to federal statistics, many American children consume half of their daily calories at school. In addition, there are 31 million children participating in the National School Lunch Program and more than 11 million participating in the National School Breakfast Program. An important question: are these children getting the proper nutrition they need?

Richard R. Buery, Jr. Salutes First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Initiative to Fight Childhood Obesity

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President and CEO of The Children's Aid Society Says Agency’s Programs in Line with First Lady’s Objectives

Many of us have watched with deep concern as the children in our communities have become overweight or obese, seemingly overnight. The problem is national, affecting one in three children in the U.S. And according to First Lady Michelle Obama the problem is worse in African-American and Latino communities, affecting one in two children.

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East Harlem Head Start Hosts a Healthy Cooking Training for Neighborhood Home Visitors

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Report on Childhood Obesity – Planning for a Healthier Tomorrow

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