Childhood obesity and poor nutrition are major concerns in the United States, with 16% of children between the ages of 11 and 17 being affected by obesity and 39% not eating breakfast while 14% not eating at all. At the Rooted Friends Project, we believe that a healthy diet is key to a child's success in all areas of life, including their academic performance.
That's why we're providing a full kitchen and cooking classes to teach kids how to prepare healthy meals. Our goal is to instill a love for cooking and healthy eating in children and provide them with the tools to make healthy choices throughout their lives.
Research shows that what children eat directly affects their cognitive function and performance in school. By teaching children how to prepare nutritious meals and snacks, we are empowering them to take control of their health and academic success.
Children will also have the opportunity to take home the meals they prepare and share healthy eating habits with their families. Join us in our mission to promote healthy eating habits and combat childhood obesity.