A Partnership That Gets the Whole Thing Cooking.
Some Food for Thought. Literally.
With childhood obesity more than tripling in the last 30 years, Medical City Children’s Hospital wanted a way to educate students about healthy eating habits. The kids teaching kidsSM program challenges high schoolers to create a recipe book full of healthy, flavorful snacks for elementary kids. The idea being, if we can get kids to change their ways of eating, chefs will follow suit in their ways of preparing. Because let’s face it, healthy food isn’t just good for you, it tastes good, too.
Medical City Children’s Hospital and the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association (GDRA) have partnered with high schools participating in Texas ProStart, a culinary program, to bring kids teaching kids to fruition.
Culinary students work one-on-one with a Medical City Children's Hospital registered dietitian and a Texas Chefs Association mentor to create fun, nutritional snacks. These recipes are then combined with pictures taken by the school's photographer and designed into a book with the help of graphic design students.
And thanks to our sponsors, the books, complete with nutritional facts and simple pantry ingredients, can then be handed out to 4th and 5th graders from each school district.