Photo album – Kids Cook Monday

In December 2016, 15 families gathered at PS 294 for an event inspired by Kids Cook Monday – a campaign based on the research-supported idea that Mondays are the best days to start healthy new habits. According to the Kids Cook Monday website, “research shows that kids who consistently eat dinner with their families are less likely to be obese and are more likely to get better grades and avoid drugs. Cooking also reinforces skills to help kids succeed like math, teamwork and following instructions.” Our 2016-2017 FoodCorps member, Kelsey, led this event with assistance from the rest of the Communities for Healthy Food team and staff from PS 294, as an opportunity for parents and children to practice cooking together.