Kids’ Science and Cooking summer program at Harvard teaches math, science, and healthy choices
Cambridge, Mass. - July 16, 2012 - This summer, 20 kids will have an amazing opportunity to take part in a cooking adventure through a 2-week science, cooking, and fitness program.
Co-organized by ChopChop magazine and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), “Kids’ Science and Cooking” will introduce 20 students from Cambridge and Boston to renowned chefs, scientists, and experts in fitness and nutrition. The program takes inspiration from the famed “Science & Cooking” undergraduate course and the related public lecture series that began at Harvard in 2010.
This novel, 2-week program is intended for kids aged 9 to 12. Hosted on the Harvard campus July 16-27, students from Cambridge and Boston Public Schools will learn about the math and science behind cooking, practice their cooking skills, and learn how to make healthy choices through hands-on instruction.
“We believe that this program will introduce kids both to the pleasures of cooking and eating real food and to the importance of science and math,” says Sally Sampson, founder and president of ChopChop. “Our hope is that these 20 kids will go back into their schools and communities as ambassadors for healthy eating and playful activity.” … [more]