We believe that the most effective time to start introducing a healthy lifestyle is during childhood. CookShop, the centerpiece nutrition education program of Food Bank For New York City, has provided children and their families with hands-on, educational workshops geared toward adopting and enjoying a healthy diet and active lifestyle on a limited budget. Our curriculum covers the five food groups and gives students in grades K-5 the opportunity to explore new types of food, cook healthy recipes, and discover how healthy eating is the cornerstone to leading a healthy life. Our curriculum is implemented in tandem with CookShop for Families, a series of nutrition education workshops for families that reinforce the lessons taught to the students. We are an eclectic team, coming from diverse fields such as graphic design, business, public health, public policy and many others, but connected through our shared value of the importance of nutrition education.