Mayor Bloomberg and Rachael Ray Announce New Programs To Promote Healthy Eating
Gardening, Cooking and Nutrition Instruction to Show City Youth How Food is Grown and How to Bring that Food from Garden to Table
Last week Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Rachael Ray kicked off a series of initiatives to help New York's youth eat healthier and understand where their food comes from.
The new programs, supported by Rachael Ray and her Yum-o! organization, will help schools build a garden or connect them to an existing garden and provide cooking and nutrition instruction to young New Yorkers.
And they made the announcement in the vegetable garden at PS 29 in Brooklyn, which the school is using to teach students about healthy eating – and tying it into science and nature curriculums.
And what did Rachael plant her basil in? CowPots, naturally! These new manure-fiber growing pots from The Liquid Fence Company are made from – you guessed it – composted cow manure -- are 100% biodegradable. And as you can see from the photo, Rachael planted the pot directly in the ground. No pushing the plants out of a tight pot. No disturbing the tender shoots and leaves. No fuss. Just stronger, healthier plants off to a better start.
Racheal is passionate about SchoolFood - a program she create to offer exciting, delicious and nutritious lunch menus for 1,600 NYC public schools, serving 1.9 million students. On April 28 she launched her latest SchoolFood menu item called “Cheesy Mac and Trees,” a healthy take on traditional macaroni and cheese, filled with whole wheat pasta, real cheese, skim milk, red bell peppers and broccoli florets.
So teach your children well - and to eat well, too!
Garden Media Group