Join FamilyCook Productions for a special screening of Teen Battle Chef: The Sizzle of Pursuit on Tuesday, April 5 from 6-8 pm.
The documentary film follows a group of teens training to develop culinary skills and healthy eating habits to battle the chronic diseases and life stresses of growing up in poverty-dense communities. Students from Teen Battle Chef programs at Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School in Harlem and Health Careers High School in Washington Heights formed competition teams with Franklin K Lane students in Brooklyn to compete in Teen Battle Chef LIVE in 2015. Documentarian Gillian Aldrich, whose credits include working for director Michael Moore, followed the students as they prepped for the completion.
Former First Lady of New York, Michelle Paige-Paterson, EmblemHealth, will moderate a short post-film discussion to include special guest Claus Meyer, co-founder of world renowned noma and The Melting Pot Foundation. The event is open to the public and free to attend, though space is limited.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Reception: 6 pm
Film Screening and Discussion: 6:30-8 pm
Tavern 29 (Between Madison and Park Avenues on north side of 29th Street)
For more information visit, familycookproductions.com.
FamilyCook Productions (FCP) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 to teach nutrition through cooking to K-12 students and their families. FCP has reached over 200,000 families nationwide and spawned over 130 Teen Battle Chef programs in 26 states. Along with HealthCorps and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, FCP is collaborating on an NIH funded research project to determine best practices to change behaviors that have been shown to cause obesity. FCP was founded by Lynn Fredericks, cookbook author, food activist and food and wine journalist. She is the author of Cooking Time is Family Time (William Morrow 1999) and, with Mercedes Sanchez, MS, RD, Get Your Family Eating Right! (Fairwinds Press, August 2013)