"The New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College has compiled a list of organizations working on sending trained staff into schools to provide hands-on food education during the school day. In these programs, kids have the opportunity to touch, taste, smell, and experience food through fun, engaging, educational activities."
Program Director, Andrew Barrett discusses the power of edible education, and what inspires him most at Edible Schoolyard NYC.
Edible Schoolyard NYC's Assistant Garden Manager, Brendan Parker was named one of NYC Food Policy's 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in 2016 for his dedication to transforming our food system!
"Ruth Rogers, chef and owner of London's iconic River Café, crossed the pond this week for the Edible Schoolyard Spring Benefit. It was her second time cooking among peers, friends and former employees for the organization, which she not only supports but wishes could be replicated in her home city."
"The fourth annual benefit of Edible Schoolyard NYC meant [guests] had the city’s coolest chefs preparing their meals under a giant Van Wyck & Van Wyck-designed chandelier made of carrots -- not just for bragging rights but to help low-income kids discover healthful and delicious eating."
"By empowering students to grow and cook healthy food, Edible Schoolyard combats the root of the obesity epidemic. And so it was with great enthusiasm that more than 25 chefs...fired up cooking stations and crafted their own unique four-course meals for the diners at their tables."
"Raij’s visit to the MUNCHIES garden also happens to come only a week before she plans to cook at the Edible Schoolyard NYC Spring Benefit with more than a dozen of the city’s best chefs, which will help fund the program’s gardening and kitchen classes in New York City public schools."
“We’re very seasonal at The River Café,” Rogers says of the springtime dish, which kicks off the four-course banquet she will prepare at next week’s Edible Schoolyard NYC’s spring benefit..."
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