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In Chicago, Former Park Houses Become Cooking Classrooms

In Chicago, Former Park Houses Become Cooking Classrooms

How a weekly after-school class offered by the city’s Park District is bringing cooking and health education to under-served neighborhoods.

A weekly after-school class offered by the Chicago Park District (CPD), is bringing cooking and health education to under-served neighborhoods, and it’s helping the Park District find new uses for its hundreds of former field houses.

The program teaches the students to make dishes like Apple Nachos Supreme, a combination of apples, yogurt, raisins, honey, and pecans and Creamy Avocado Toasts (a favorite). The cookbook also includes recipes for Meaty Veggie Roll-Ups and Peaches & Cream Parfai

The kids also learn portion control, knife and utensil skills, food

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