Category: Teen Battle Chef

Building the Evidence Base for Teaching Kitchens: Demonstrating Sustained Effect

Having the funding and ability to follow participants in Teaching Kitchen (TK) interventions over time is extremely difficult and rare. Most programs are working off of philanthropic grants with shorter time frames and such funding sources are infrequently renewed. Hence just keeping a TK effort going is tough enough, let alone obtaining IRB approval and…
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Three Sisters Salad

Recipe by Lynn Fredericks, FamilyCook Productions Serves 4 INGREDIENTS · 1 medium zucchini · 1 ear sweet corn (raw or quickly blanched for 1 minute) · 1 can (15 ounces) of Goya small white beans or white cannellini beans cut in half, drained and rinsed · 15 grape or cherry tomatoes halved, or 2 vine…
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FamilyCook’s Teen Battle Chefs Collaborate on New School Breakfast Items

New leadership will generally bring about change and, hopefully, new opportunities. When the new NYC Department of Education Chancellor came on board in fall 2018, healthy school meal advocates like FamilyCook began hearing some exciting overtures from OFNS!  Partnerships are on the rise and FamilyCook’s Teen Battle Chef program has developed an exciting opportunity to…
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USDA Announces Teen Battle Chef Included in the 2019 SNAP-Ed Toolkit!

As a result of the post 2008 recession stimulus funding added to the federal budget, one of the very largest federal nutrition education funding mechanisms has been SNAP-Ed. Shortly thereafter, the SnapEd toolkit debuted to provide a compendium of model evidence-based programs that states could use to ensure their Snap-Ed grantees would be running effective…
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FamilyCook Employs Youth to Strengthen NYC Summer Meal Participation

When it comes to employing summer youth, the NYD Dept of Youth and Community Development’s Summer Youth Employment Program is a huge boon to high school students who need experience in the responsibilities that come with entry-level employment. This summer, through support from the American Dairy Association North East, FamilyCook is delighted to hire 15…
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NYC Cornerstone Program

Teens + Police: Growing Trust One Spoon at a Time

There were a dozen teenagers in central Brooklyn wielding knives and fire in Tompkins NYCHA houses before officers of the NYPD were ushered in. But this time, the police were not there for law enforcement. Rather, they were invited by the youth themselves to judge and celebrate their Teen Battle Chef “Final Battle.” In recent…
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Mussels Provencal | Family Cook Productions

Delicious and Easy Mussels Provencal Recipe

Delicious and Easy Mussels Provencal Recipe  Sunday, 10 December 2017  Lynn Fredericks  Cooking With Children Teen Battle Chefs International Food ExplorationsRecipes  753 Hits  0 Comments Mussels -they build muscles 💪🏻💪🏻💥 and are so underrated. This is your 💰 saving seafood choice! They are widely available and incredibly rich in protein, iron and vitamin B-12 – all of…
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Teen Battle Chefs take on Thai recipe concepts

Teen Battle Chefs take on Thai recipe concepts  Tuesday, 30 July 2013  Lynn Fredericks  Teen Battle Chefs  5813 Hits  0 Comments   Every summer, FamilyCook offers an opportunity for a couple dozen inner city teenagers to have a part-time paid job teaching others to cook healthy meals.  Through Teen Battle Chef, these students learned to cook…
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FamilyCook Productions Wins Robin Hood Foundation’s FUEL for 50 Challenge