Wellness in the Schools Brings NYC Chefs into Public Schools to Cook Healthy Lunches

Wellness in the Schools is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in New York that seeks to inspire healthy eating, environmental awareness and fitness as a way of life for kids in public schools.

Through meaningful public/private partnerships with school leadership, teachers, chefs, coaches, parents and kids, WITS develops and implements programs that provide healthy foods, healthy environments and opportunities for regular play to help kids learn and grow.

One of the services they provide is bringing in local chefs to use the available ingredients and create healthier versions of cafeteria school lunches.

In this video from The Atlantic, senior editor Dr. James Hamblin accompanies the organization's founder and executive chef Bill Telepan as he teaches two kids how to make a real chicken "nugget."

A group of chefs in New York is teaching public schools how to make healthier versions of classic lunches—using only the ingredients available in cafeterias. In this episode of "If Our Bodies Could Talk," James Hamblin learns one such recipe, the quintessential nugget.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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