Stony Brook Medicine teaches children healthier cooking habits
A few Long Island children had their chance to grow their own apples and other fresh produce.
Stony Brook Medicine is helping kids ages 7 to 10 gain kitchen experience and learn more healthy cooking habits.
Over the next three days, children will pick their own produce from the over 2,000-square-foot rooftop garden and prepare their own delicious and nutritious meals.
"We're going to make salad, quinoa, smoothies with all the vegetable and fruits we picked," says Isabelle DeMaio, of Old Bethpage.
Sotiria Everett, a clinical assistant professor, says when students learn to use the produce to make their meals, they will be more interested in what they are eating.
A study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior highlights that young adults with strong cooking skills are more inclined to eat healthy as an adult.