Phil & Co. client the Brooke Jackman Foundation, whose goal is to build a legacy of literacy and learning for children in need, is approaching literacy in a new way. With their new Brookes Cooks initiative, Brooke Jackman Foundation has gone beyond their dedication to traditional childrens literacy: Brookes Cooks is a program to promote healthy eating and teach nutritional literacy to children. During the kickoff event series, children in the foundations programs visit a garden, pick vegetables, and make healthy salads.
This initiative isnt just about eating healthy for a day. With programming led by Spoons Across America, children gain the chance to engage in a discussion about eating seasonally and locally, learn about how to properly measure ingredients, and receive a handout with nutritious recipes to make at home with their families. The foundation doesnt send participants home empty-handed: they receive a copy of Salad People by Molly Katzen.
The foundation had a very successful launch event in July, with nearly 50 children from ages 5 to 12 families at the St. Nick’s Alliance in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The next Brooke’s Cooks event will be held on Thursday, October 9, at the YM&YWHA in Washington Heights.