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We believe that the most effective time to start introducing a healthy lifestyle is during childhood. CookShop, the centerpiece nutrition education program of Food Bank For New York City, has provided children and their families with hands-on, educational workshops geared toward adopting and enjoying a healthy diet and active lifestyle on a limited budget. Our curriculum covers the five food groups and gives students in grades K-5 the opportunity to explore new types of food, cook healthy recipes, and discover how healthy eating is the cornerstone to a healthy life. Our curriculum is implemented in tandem with CookShop for Families, a series of nutrition education workshops for families that reinforce the lessons taught to the students. We are an eclectic team, coming from diverse fields such as graphic design, business, public health, public policy, and many others, but connected through our shared value of the importance of nutrition education.

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This material was funded by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In accordance with Federal civil rights law and USDA civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

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