Back to School

6 Sep

Today was the first full day for New York City’s public schools and The Future Cooks Initiative is gearing up for the 2012-2013 school year.  While anxious Kindergarteners were gathering in cafeterias and older kids were negotiating to get their goodbye kiss before arriving at the playground, Wellness in the Schools (WITS) was here at The International Culinary Center training for the new school year.  WITS will be partnering the New York City Department of Education’s SchoolFood to offer healthy, from scratch meals in about 30 public schools this year and will complement their work in the cafeteria with cooking and nutrition programming in the classroom.  We’re proud to support their efforts and to be a WITS restaurant partner at PS 20 here in Manhattan, and we’re definitely looking forward to the “Apple Lab” with the kids during the week of October 1-5.

Marjorie Wolfson of WITS Rallies the Troops

Through WITS and other efforts we’re leveraging the resources of our culinary community to help kids develop healthier, more responsible eating habits.  More to come, because we’re back to school!


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