This past Monday marked the beginning of our fourth year of Teen Cuisine with our partners at INOVA Health and our very first alumni Lunch Bunch! Teen Cuisine is an after school program that gives students the opportunity to learn about healthy and nutritious eating and try recipes that they can make at home. Every year it is one of our most popular programs, and it’s always a surprise to hear kids raving about kale chips! This year we’ve expanded the program to continue to work with students who participated the previous year by offering a bi-monthly lunch group where students can continue to learn about easy healthy recipes and how to make smart healthy choices every day. To kick things off this year, students learned about My Plate, a guide to how many servings of each food group are recommended per day, and put that knowledge to use by concocting their own green smoothies! Spinach in smoothie is actually pretty tasty! We’re excited to continue to empower our students through Healthy Hammond and encourage them to make healthy choices in school and out of school! Keep an eye on our twitter @CISFCHammond for more #HealthyHammond adventures!