This school year, the Logan Wilkes Foundation developed a new component to their partnership with Kennedy Middle School. The Logan Wilkes Foundation, in conjunction with GPAN (Georgia Coalition for Physical Activity and Nutrition), is currently offering a Cooking Matters class for Kennedy Middle students.
Twelve students are currently participating in the six-week program that teaches teens how to plan, purchase, and prepare healthy, tasty, and affordable foods at home. During the first session students learned the basic principles of safe cooking and healthy eating and made delicious fruit and herb smoothies.
Logan Wilkes Foundation Founder Anthony Wilkes and Cooking Matters voluntary culinary nutrition experts teach the students how to prepare meals through hands-on lessons. Each class focuses on the importance of selecting nutritious and low-cost ingredients to create healthy and nourishing cuisine.
“The students are really receptive to the program,” explained Mr. Wilkes. “This program inspires them to make better eating choices.”