Recipe For Success Foundation is trying fight childhood obesity by making healthy food fun, tasty, affordable and easy.
At the program’s headquarters and kitchen in the Montrose area, students from Post Oak High School received a lesson in making healthy food choices. A chef taught them how to cook vegetable dumplings.
"I think I'll be able to cook on my own instead of going to eat ramen for the four years I’ll be in college," says Salvador Rivera, a senior at Post Oak High.
Recipe For Success tries to change the way kids look at food.
"There are so many healthy foods that a lot of people don't know about and they taste really good," says student Emaya White.
The founder of Recipe For Success is Gracie Cavnar. A former architect who, years ago, decided to do something to improve eating habits of children.
"I got involved in getting vending machines out of elementary schools. In that process, I discovered this obesity epidemic," says Cavnar.
The kids are learning from chefs, teachers and even gardeners, as they’re actually growing food as well. A number of area school districts are using the curriculum. The program that started in Houston has expanded to other cities across the country.
"It makes me feel really good to see the extraordinary impact we have had on so many people, changing lives for the better," says Cavnar.
The goal is to inspire a whole culture of healthy eating.
To learn more or get involved, visit here.