Hope you are all having a great start to June and are enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve had over these past few weeks.
Last week Chef Anup volunteered with Wellness in the Schools Program, hosting a live cooking demo at nearby PS 110 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. WITS is a national nonprofit that inspires healthy eating and fitness for kids in public schools. Their programs have a huge impact on the NYC school district by making schools an environment where wellness behaviors can be developed. To top it off, they are longtime friends of Green Top Farms. During the early days of the pandemic, WITS sent over some of their brave chefs to assist us in preparing meals for World Central Kitchen, and other emergency non-profits on the frontlines in NYC.
As a part of their Cook for Kids program, WITS invites our city’s chefs to join the classroom and teach kids about the food they’re eating at school. Our own Chef Anup joined WITS’ Plant Forward Fridays and spoke on the benefits of healthy and plant based eating, as well as instructed the class on how to make a raw Broccoli Slaw. We sent them home with custom recipe cards, designed by Rebecca, so they can try the dish out themselves!
Joining Chef Anup was our produce partner, Paulette Satur from Satur Farms. She operates a 240 acre farm in Norfolk, Long Island. Paulette also worked with us throughout Covid to get local and fresh produce to those in need.
About 19.7% of children suffer from childhood obesity in the United States. By targeting school lunch, WITS does more than just serve delicious food. They uplift children by giving them the tools to shape their lives. We appreciate the work they do, and are glad that we were able to play a part in strengthening and educating our youth.