Food Education in NYC Schools: Eating in the Classroom Is Encouraged!

"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."

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The Moment of Ruth

"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."

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Hedge Funders Eat Well While Whitney Museum Raises $5 Million

"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."

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Dirty Work: Basque-ing in the Garden with Alex Raij

"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."

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