Boardman Awarded Grant to Bring Back After School Cooking Classes
The grant will help reinstitute the former "Tot Chef" program-where elementary students learn to make their own nutritious food. They cut, prepare, cook, and even clean up the dishes.
Boardman Food Service Director, Natalie Winkle, was awarded a $2,500 grant to bring back the after school cooking classes that she piloted in Boardman 8 years ago. The grant was presented to Winkle on May 11, by School Food Co-op HPS CEO, Tom LaPres.
The original program was known as "Tot Chef" and provided hands-on learning for elementary students to prepare their own healthy snacks and nutritious meals. It was attended by hundreds of 4th graders over the first several years in existence, until Covid forced a pause in the program.
This new grant will help fund a similar free elementary after school cooking program for the 2023-24 school year. More details to come soon.