1888PressRelease – Bronx kids learn the importance of eating healthy in a food desert community.
New York, NY – Coqui the Chef teaches young people and their families in the South Bronx how to cook healthier meals with ingredients right from their kitchen. Similar to Barney and Friends and Dora the Explorer, Coqui the Chef uses a fun, friendly mascot to teach children the importance of building healthy habits through cooking and nutrition classes.
Coqui the Chef’s social mission is to empower kids to live healthier lives where nutritious foods are not always readily available and they suffer from high levels of obesity and diabetes. Kids Cooking for a Brighter Future is an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for more cooking classes and produce a cooking show.
The cooking classes…for in-person and online cooking and nutrition classes for kids and their families. Your dollars will help fund for recipe ingredients, kitchen tools, chef clothing, educational materials, trips to farms, and professional filming of all classes so for online sharing on social media!
The cooking show…”Cooking with Coqui the Chef” is for kids who can’t come to our class but want to be part of experience and/or need to refresh their culinary skills.
Organizations like the American Heart Association, Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC), City Harvest and South Bronx Police Athletic League have collaborated with our mission. We recently were given CCNYC “The Osborn Elliott Award for Community Service.” The media; TV Networks, newspapers and radio stations have spoken of our social work giving us credit for the wonderful work we have done with the kids in the South Bronx.
Our media highlights include…Bronx News Channel 12, WPIX Channel 11, the Daily News, ABC’s “The Chew,” TLC’s “What Not to Wear,” and WNYC Radio.