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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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In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:

Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
Alexandria, VA 22314; or

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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