Students in Davis High School’s culinary arts program will soon be delivering lessons on cooking and healthy eating to their peers, thanks to a $3,000 grant from the Oliver Foundation.
Davis recently became the second HISD campus to receive a grant from that organization. The first was Condit ES in September.
The grant money will be used to purchase a mobile cooking demonstration cart, which Davis students will take to nearby elementary and middle schools to teach students about nutrition and food preparation.
“Culinary skills and nutrition knowledge go hand-in-hand,” says HISD Nutrition Education Dietitian Jennifer Lengyel. “If you don’t know how to prepare healthy foods or which foods are nutritious, it’s hard to attain life-long health. We hope that with the Culinary Club program, we will be able to provide the education necessary for our students to flourish in the kitchen and beyond.”
The Oliver Foundation is a Houston-based non-profit dedicated to the prevention of childhood obesity.