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Getting Kids to Eat Healthy Includes Teaching Them to Cook

A few months ago we had a discussion about efforts to get kids to eat healthier. And while there are many programs and efforts within schools to teach kids where their food comes from – by doing things like starting a small garden on the school grounds – not all those programs take the next […]

A group of girls mix their salad ingredients.
A group of girls mix their salad ingredients during the Seed-to-Plate cooking activity.

A few months ago we had a discussion about efforts to get kids to eat healthier. And while there are many programs and efforts within schools to teach kids where their food comes from – by doing things like starting a small garden on the school grounds – not all those programs take the next step and teach the kids what to do with those healthy ingredients once they have them.

So we sent Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty out to see a program called Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education from the local non-profit Recipe for Success Foundation, which teaches Houston-area kids how to cook healthy meals, all while incorporating some elements of a popular reality cooking competition show.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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