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CookShop for Teens (or EATWISE: Educated and Aware Teens Who Inspire Smart Eating) is a free nutrition education program developed with teens, for teens empowering them to make smart food choices for themselves and promote healthy dietary habits in others at home, among their peers and within their communities.

Meet The AMBASSADORS

  • Annie
    Annie
  • Ayadilis
    Ayadilis
  • Felicity
    Felicity
  • Genava
    Genava
  • Habulai
    Habulai
  • Melissa
    Melissa
  • Monti
    Monti
  • Niree
    Niree
  • Rashell
    Rashell
  • Tatyana
    Tatyana
  • Chef Max Hardy
    Chef Max Hardy
    Private Chef & Entrepreneur
  • Chris Canty
    Chris Canty
    NFL Defensive End, Baltimore Ravens
Annie

Favorite (Healthy!) food: Frozen bananas/ coconut water

Favorite (Healthy!) habit: Drinking water instead of juices/other sugary drinks

How will you Change One Thing? Learn how to stop eating when I’m bored or already full.

What is one thing you want to learn in EATWISE? New food recipes; how to interact/communicate with the public.

Ayadilis

Favorite (Healthy!) food: Eggplant Lasagna

Favorite (Healthy!) habit: Drawing, eating mangoes

How will you Change One Thing? I would change my eating habits.

What is one thing you want to learn in EATWISE? I want to learn more about healthy eating

Bio Notes: Physical and mental health, eating healthy could affect the mind positivity

Felicity

Favorite (Healthy!) food: Pineapples (I like pineapples)

Favorite (Healthy!) habit: Volleyball (My favorite sport/habit is volleyball)

How will you Change One Thing? Eat Healthier (I want to be healthier)

What is one thing you want to learn in EATWISE? How to be healthier (I want to learn how to become more healthier)

Bio Notes: This is my first year with Eatwise.

Genava

Favorite (Healthy!) food: Watermelon

Favorite (Healthy!) habit: Drinking Water

How will you Change One Thing? Eating a healthier breakfast like whole grain cereal instead of bacon eggs and cheese sandwiches.

What is one thing you want to learn in EATWISE? How can eating healthier affect your life?

Habulai

Favorite (Healthy!) food: Strawberries

Favorite (Healthy!) habit: Walking around after I eat.

How will you Change One Thing? Instead of drinking a sprite, I will try seltzer water.

What is one thing you want to learn in EATWISE? How to better my diet for healthy eating. Also, more about nutrition and why we should educate one another on how to better our diets.

Melissa

Favorite (Healthy!) food: Strawberries

Favorite (Healthy!) habit: Drinking water

How will you Change One Thing? By eating less junk food and trying to eat healthier foods.

What is one thing you learned in EATWISE? EATWISE has taught me that being healthy doesn’t mean you need to change your whole lifestyle. A small change can make a big difference. I plan to #ChangeOneThing by eating less junk food and trying to eat healthier foods!

Monti

Favorite (Healthy!) food: Grapes

Favorite (Healthy!) habit: Football

How will you Change One Thing? I will change one thing by eating less candy and more grapes.

What is one thing you want to learn in EATWISE? I would like to learn to eat better.

Bio Notes: I like to play football and I also like to cook food.

Niree

Favorite (Healthy!) food: Lemon Bars (Veyon)

Favorite (Healthy!) habit: I like to walk.

How will you Change One Thing? I will change one thing by taking longer walks.

What is one thing you want to learn in EATWISE? I want to learn how to be a better public speaker.

Rashell

Favorite (Healthy!) food: Avocado on whole wheat bread

Favorite (Healthy!) habit: Exercise

How will you Change One Thing? Drink water instead of soda or juice

What is one thing you want to learn in EATWISE? How to better my nutrition

Tatyana

Favorite (Healthy!) food: Pineapples, mangoes

Favorite (Healthy!) habit: Walking

How will you Change One Thing? I will become more active

What is one thing you want to learn in EATWISE? To find more ways to become healthy.

Chef Max Hardy
Private Chef & Entrepreneur

Chef Max Hardy is the personal chef to Amar’e Stoudemire from the New York Knicks and his family. He and Amar’e have a cookbook set to release June 2014 called Cooking with Amar’e – 100 Easy Recipes for Pros and Rookies in the Kitchen.

Chef Max began his culinary experience in the Culinary Arts Program at Wharton High School in Tampa, FL. Working under the program’s Executive Chef, Edward Bujarski, Chef Max began catering events in the Tampa community. Recognized for his exceptional culinary skills and his talent on and off the basketball court, Chef Max was awarded a scholarship to attend Johnson & Wales University in Miami, FL.

Chef Max Miami, Chef Max’s a catering company, specializing in a range of recipes of American, Asian, Caribbean, French, and Kosher cuisine. Proving to be a success, Chef Max has been able to train and employ a number of chefs between Miami, New York, and Los Angeles. Chef Max’s clientele including award winning Hip Hop and R&B artists, actors, professional athletes, and dignitaries like the Prince of Dubai and Prime Minister of Turks and Caicos.

Outside the kitchen, Chef Max created Chef Max Designs, a chef apparel line that gives a modern style to classic chef ware.

Chef Max is also philanthropist and founder of the foundation One Chef Can 86 Hunger (www.onechefcan86hunger.org). One Chef Can 86 Hunger is a not-for-profit organization that works toward raising awareness of the hunger epidemic in America. The Foundation is also committed to bringing culinary arts to inner city communities through its culinary programs and scholarships to the next generation of young chefs. His personally designed culinary program with Opportunity Charter School in Harlem is the basis for the class where he teaches the students both culinary and life skills.

With the help of its board and supporters, One Chef Can 86 Hunger has been working to raise funds to support our commitment to educating people about the hunger crisis in America and offering not only healthier but cost effective alternatives. The Foundation has also been able to introduce culinary arts to communities through its programming with schools and community centers; in addition to lectures and panel discussions, giving students practical and fundamental knowledge of the wonderful world of culinary arts.

January 2014, Chef Max competed in The Food Network’s Chopped and has been featured in Bon Appétit, Essence Magazine and NBC’s thegrio.com, New York Post, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show. His hard work and persistence has been the key to him reaching his success. Chef Max continues to excel in culinary arts and has no desire to stop–hoping that with each dish he creates, people will be able to “taste his dedication to excellence in every bite.”

For additional information on Chef Max Hardy please visit www.chefmaxhardy.com.

Featured Recipes

Chris Canty
NFL Defensive End, Baltimore Ravens

Change One Thing Celebrity Ambassador Chris Canty has teamed up with Food Bank For New York City to encourage healthy eating and exercise habits. The Baltimore Ravens defensive end – and Bronx native – visited the Change One Thing truck to make popcorn trail mix with EATWISE teens and talk to Bronx teens about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

 

In The News

  • DNAinfo: Ex-Giant Chris Canty Returns to The Bronx to Promote Healthy Eating… Read more
  • EPOCH TIMES: Food Organizations Emphasize Healthy Eating… Read more
  • News 12 The Bronx: Baltimore Raven Chris Canty visits P.S. 43 to promote reading… Read more
  • NY Daily News: Bronx native Chris Canty tackles teen eating habits at Mullaly Park… Read more

About EATWISE

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CookShop for Teens (or EATWISE: Educated and Aware Teens Who Inspire Smart Eating) is a free nutrition education program developed with teens, for teens empowering them to make smart food choices for themselves and promote healthy dietary habits in others at home, among their peers and within their communities. EATWISE gives teens the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about what they eat and drink and trains them to help others through education and social media initiatives.

Become an EATWISE Peer Educator will help you:

  • Develop leadership skills.
  • Increase knowledge of food and nutrition issues.
  • Become educated about healthy eating, food systems and peer education.
  • Improve your eating habits and those of your families and friends.
  • Increase your physical activity.

As an ambassador you will:

  • Become comfortable with public speaking and problem solving.
  • Work with teachers and school staff to conduct in-class lessons in their high schools.
  • Attend a comprehensive training to become well-versed in nutrition concepts and information.
  • Serve as a Change One Thing ambassador to provide specific action steps that peers can apply to their lives.
  • Serve as a Food Bank For New York City ambassador and able to speak on the Food Bank services.

Are you interested in becoming an EATWISE Teen Ambassador? Please fill out the form below.

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Are you interested in bringing EATWISE to your school?  Please fill out the form below and a member of Food Bank’s CookShop team will contact you.

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EATWISE has changed my life for the better because now I’m more aware of the food I eat. EATWISE is allowing me to change my peers’ lives for the better because now I have the knowledge to teach them what’s good to eat and what’s not.
Nicole

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